Po-Chih Leong has signed on to direct "Blood and Chocolate" for MGM. Leong's English-lingo debut, "The Wisdom of Crocodiles," starring Jude Law, is slated for a May 5 release by Miramax Films.
MGM has picked up an original romantic drama pitch from Black & Blu Entertainment's Todd Black and Jason Blumenthal and indie producer Mike Jacobs, Jr.
Tony- and Emmy Award-winning thesp Edward Herrmann (“The Practice”) has been tapped for “The Gillmore Girls,” a one-hour pilot for the WB. He’s repped by Diana Dousant of HWA and managed by Robbie…
Mike Figgis will introduce a premier preview screening of his new digital pic, "Time Code," at Manhattan's DGA Theater on April 7.
Warner Bros. Pictures has made a pay-or-play deal with veteran television director John Whitesell to make his feature directing debut with "See Spot Run" starring David Arquette. Written by Craig…
The European Film Cos. Alliance (EFCA) has welcomed a commitment made by European Union leaders that the European Investment Bank, the E.U.'s long-term financing arm, should mobilize its financial…
After snagging an industry-leading 17 noms -- including a rare two for best pic -- Disney all but disappeared Sunday night. Those familiar with the campaigns this year had a ready explanation for the…
The PS 2000: Short Film Exhibition will unspool 41 new shorts, including four world and 10 New York premieres, beginning April 3 at the Anthology Film Archives.
While it didn't win the Oscar pool, WB/UIP's "The Green Mile" (cume: $67.2 million) staged a wow bow in Japan, marching into top spot with $4.3 million from 260 houses.
Warner Bros. Pictures has handed the keys to the "Harry Potter" kingdom to Chris Columbus. The director of "Home Alone," "Mrs. Doubtfire" and "Nine Months" has been tapped to helm "Harry Potter and…
Several thesps linked to criminal activity -- in film -- including Janet Leigh, Jean Simmons and Jack Palance will be headlining the second annual Festival of Film Noir, unspooling this week at the…