Three-time Oscar-nommed costume designer Ann Roth ("The Talented Mr. Ripley") will receive the Theater Development Fund's Irene Sharaff lifetime achievement in costume design award at a reception…
The Mouse House has tapped "The Mouse Hunt" scribe Adam Rifkin to write and direct "Posse," a sci-fi action comedy.
The Intl. Documentary Assn. has put out a call for entries for its 16th annual Distinguished Documentary Achievement Awards, to take place in Los Angeles on Oct. 27.
Producers Jonathan Shteinman ("Angel Baby" and "Thank God He Met Lizzie") and Emile Sherman ("Sample People") have joined forces to form a new Australian feature sales, acquisitions and distribution…
Two decades ago when Scott Harris headhunted Debbie Haeusler, Innovative Artists' interest in below-the-line talent was already a key -- if somewhat limited -- part of its focus.
Sony-based Phoenix Pictures has come out the victor in a bidding war for "Basic," paying $400,000 against $700,000 for the thriller by scribe James Vanderbilt. The company plans to put the project on…
Sony-based Dean Devlin and Roland Emmerich's Centropolis Entertainment has teamed with Village Roadshow Pictures and Warner Bros. to produce "Arach Attack," an f/x-driven comedic thriller to be…
Woody Allen has signed a three-picture domestic distribution deal with DreamWorks, just after ending his association with Jean Doumanian's Sweetland Films (Daily Variety, March 17).
William Lee Scott has been cast as one of a group of five fighter pilots in the Michael Bay/Jerry Bruckheimer pic "Pearl Harbor."
Unapix Films Theatrical, a newly formed distrib arm of Unapix Entertainment headed by Richard Abramowitz, has acquired its first two films for release: "Grass," a documentary narrated by Woody…
Odeon Cinemas, the U.K.'s largest theater chain, is joining forces with the British Film Institute in a pioneering initiative to bring arthouse pics to a wider audience.