Helmer Jonathan Demme's Universal-based Clinica Estetica Prods. had optioned Susan Orlean's nonfiction tome "The Orchid Thief," first published by Random House in January -- and had shopped around…
Veteran stunt director Michael Sarna will make his directorial debut with the action-adventure film "Doomsdayer."
A paucity of hot new releases took some of the sheen off the overseas B.O. at the weekend, although "The Sixth Sense's" continued winning run plus dandy debuts by "Blue Streak" and "Big Daddy"…
Brian Helgeland on Monday signed a $5 million deal with Columbia Pictures for "A Knight's Tale." The scribe will helm and co-produce (with partner Tim Van Rellim) the pic, though insiders said much…
The British Board of Film Classification has demanded cuts in David Fincher's "Fight Club" for its U.K. theatrical release.
Helkon Media has signed a three-year deal with Columbia TriStar Home Video to distribute the U.S. company's current and upcoming video, DVD and CD-ROM releases in the German-speaking territories.
Citing the success of German TV programming, Alexander van Dulmen, managing director of Kinowelt Intl., said it is possible for the country's film industry to destroy the dominance of American movies…
A serial killer leaves grisly clues in the carnage. A nubile cop tracks him through the underbelly of Manhattan. Her paralyzed colleague strains to stop the murder spree from his hospital bed.
Miramax has signed scribe Robert Nelson Jacobs to a multipicture deal.
Gotham-based specialized distrib Cowboy Booking Intl. has announced the films for its initial calendar series at the Screening Room in Tribeca. The first to unspool at the venue's newly built second…
“Saturday Night Live’s” Chris Kattan has signed to do Nora Ephron’s “Numbers” with John Travolta, Tim Roth and Lisa Kudrow. Kattan will play Kudrow’s ex-boyfriend, hired by Travolta’s character to…