Monica Potter is near a deal to play the female lead in "Mission to Mars," the Disney drama to be directed by Brian DePalma and starring Gary Sinise, Tim Robbins and Don Cheadle.
The annual spring cleaning downturn for foreign B.O. continues as auds go AWOL, the flow of product slows and the current crop of small fry pics hastens to make way for the summer blockbusters, led…
Helmer Peter Chan ("The Love Letter") is headlining the 14th annual Los Angeles Asian Pacific Film & Video Festival, running this Friday through May 20.
The BBC ruled the roost at Sunday night's Bafta television awards, but the wins came in an atmosphere dampened by the slaying two weeks ago of Jill Dando, the BBC presenter who had been skedded to…
Fresh off landing its maiden production "The Shade" in the Certain Regard section of Cannes, Gotham-based Whole Nine Prods. has optioned film rights to two books: Susan Hall's nonfiction "Gentleman…
Destination Film Distribution Co. has landed the North American distribution rights to the Neverland Films/Jersey Shore comedy "Drowning Mona," starring Danny DeVito, Neve Campbell, Bette Midler and…
After months of speculation, former Gramercy Pictures topper Russell Schwartz has been named president of Barry Diller's USA Films.
Nettie Wild's "A Place Called Chiapas" and Paul Jay's "Hitman Hart: Wrestling With Shadows" shared top kudos at the sixth annual Hot Docs: Toronto Intl. Documentary Festival awards, presented Sunday.
Warner Bros. has re-upped its Mexican distribution deal with Televisa subsid Videocine and the two are studying co-productions.
Elizabeth Taylor is planning a career renaissance, and has signed with Rosenberg Melamed Management to make it happen. She will be repped by Marion Rosenberg and Bill Melamed, who hope to tailor a…
Gloria Reuben will star opposite Ray Liotta in director Harley Cokliss’ indie pic “Pilgrim.” Reuben will play a painter who befriends Liotta’s character, helping him regain his lost memory. Pic…