South Africa is hosting a free film festival sponsored by the European Union and cinema chain Cinema Nouveau to showcase European films.
Wolfgang R. Hofmann has been named new head of project and company financing at German producer/distrib VCL Film and Medien.
Film Roman, the TV animator that's been negotiating a possible takeover by Indian animation company Pentamedia, said Monday that more work-for-hire projects helped fashion a first-quarter operating…
Scott Kalvert ("The Basketball Diaries") has signed on to helm the Jon Hurwitz/Hayden Schlossberg-penned comedy "Filthy," set up at MGM. Project will be produced by Paul Schiff and co-produced by…
Dimension Films has acquired the pitch "Popped," delivered by Matt Boren and Soleil Moon Frye. Chris Peterson and Bryan Moore ("That '70s Show") will pen the screenplay.
Castle Rock Entertainment has acquired the rights to Richard North Patterson's novel "Protect and Defend." Published in hardcover in December, writer's 11th novel focuses on the presidential politics…
Joe Hobel, longtime president and chief operating officer of the Motion Picture Bond Co., has resigned to pursue unspecified other opportunities.
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Director Gus Van Sant is reteaming with his "Good Will Hunting" star Matt Damon to shoot a low-budget movie, provisionally titled "Jerry," which will be sold internationally by FilmFour Intl.
Korean conglom Samsung is fully financing a hugely ambitious, technologically groundbreaking animated movie, "Skyquest," which is likely to become the most expensive Korean film ever made.