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The Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences has tapped 11 finalists for the 2001 Don and Gee Nicholl Fellowships in screenwriting.
Attendees at "The Concert for New York City" will be treated to more than just music: Short films by Woody Allen, Edward Burns, Spike Lee, Martin Scorsese, Jerry Seinfeld and Kevin Smith will…
Veteran international marketing film exec Fiona Watts is returning to Warner Bros. Pictures as senior VP of global marketing. Watts previously spent 10 years at Warners, most recently as veep of…
The major U.S. studios have banded together with ABC, Fox and CBS to sue units of Shaw Communications, Canada's second-largest cabler, accusing them of beaming movies and TV programming to cable…
Nascent shingle Dakota Pictures has sold pic "Run Ronnie Run" to New Line Cinema and snatched up the spec script "Swinging on a Star."
Underscoring its international aggression as both a distributor and an emerging producer, Planeta 2010 has taken an equity position on MDP Worldwide's big-budget disaster pic "Firespill."
Top Spanish indie distribber TriPictures has concluded an output deal with New Line encompassing all NL pics excluding "The Lord of the Rings Trilogy," which will continue to be handled by Aurum.
Miramax has tapped David Collins director of distribution, marketing and publicity for Miramax Australia.
Lasse Hallstrom will direct the boxing biopic "The Cinderella Man," for Universal and Miramax. Russell Crowe has been offered the lead role as real-life heavyweight boxing champ Jim Braddock.
New Orleans-based Cash Money Records, an urban music label producing albums by Juvenile, Lil Wayne, Hot Boyz and others, has established a film division -- Cash Money Pictures.