In a generally lethargic weekend in Europe, holdover "Miss Congeniality" was a standout, commanding top spot in the U.K., Germany and Austria, while "Traffic" was sturdy in its onramp into Germany…
Universal Pictures is in final negotiations to acquire North American rights to MDP Worldwide's epic adventure "D'Artagnan," directed by Peter Hyams ("End of Days") with a budget north of $40 million.
After an exhaustive search that included casting calls in eight cities and auditions by a raft of Hollywood's hot young actresses, relatively unknown thesp Alison Lohman has been chosen for the plum…
Showtime has entered into a deal for a $1.1 million feature-length documentary about swingers called "Sex With Strangers" that will allow the producer-directors to release the movie to theaters after…
Joe Roth's Revolution Studios and Julia Roberts' Shoelace Prods. have made a preemptive buy of an unfinished novel by Laura Zigman that will be published by Knopf.
It's a small world after all. "Spy Kids" solidified its hit status for Miramax's Dimension shingle with an estimated $17.8 million. The tale of tyro trenchcoaters shot past debuts of a pair of…
The president of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences has offered a written apology to the group's sound branch over comments by actor Mike Myers during last month's Oscars ceremony, the…
Camryn Manheim, co-star of ABC's "The Practice," has sold her pitch "The Extra" to Bill Mechanic's Pandemonium shingle for a deal that includes the thesp committed to star and produce the pic with…
Paul Sweeting: Backend
Helmer Agnieszka Holland, who has just completed filming "Shot in the Heart" for HBO, is getting back behind the camera in Poland for the first time in 20 years.