If the earliest advance sales of New Line Cinema's "Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring" are any indication, it could give corporate counterpart Warner Bros. Pictures' "Harry Potter" pic a…
All of Hollywood's studios will ask you for ID these days; only Columbia Pictures will pay you for it. In a mid-six-figure deal, Col has acquired British playwright and screenwriter Michael Cooney's…
The Walt Disney Studios has signed a first-look production deal with Dustin Hoffman's Punch Prods.
Nickelodeon and Paramount Pictures have paid low-six figures to option the rights to Jerry Spinelli's novel "Stargirl."
"Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone" (aka "Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone" in the States) mesmerized the U.K. over the weekend, ringing up a spellbinding $22.8 million from 1,168 prints…
Asha Kurian is leaving 20th Century Fox to join Disney-based production shingle the Robert Simonds Co. as VP of production effective Dec. 3.
Emmett/Furla Films and Artisan Entertainment have entered into a first-look agreement that gives Artisan the option to acquire all North American rights to Emmett/Furla projects budgeted under $5…
Veteran docu filmmaker Jean Rouch has been tapped to receive the 2001 Intl. Documentary Assn. career achievement award.
After trying out TRW's Picture Pipeline's technology during production of several of its films, Warner Bros. is now expanding its relationship with the company, installing the firm's digital delivery…
"Stories of Broken Lives," Bertrand Tavernier's latest docu, is to be released theatrically Nov. 21 in France.
A boy wizard transfixed the Brits, but B.O. magicians were in short supply in most other markets last week, although "The Others" spooked lots of Aussies and "Scary Movie 2's" ribald humor tickled…