William Shatner will play a beauty pageant emcee/ loose cannon in Castle Rock Entertainment's "Miss Congeniality," Pic, skedded to go before cameras next month, stars Sandra Bullock.
Barry Levinson and Paula Weinstein's Baltimore Spring Creek Pictures have sold Chris Fallon and David Faigenblum's pitch "The Assignment" to Warner Bros. for six-figures.
Columbia U. closed its annual student film fest Tuesday night by awarding seven prizes sponsored by New Line Cinema, HBO and Polo Ralph Lauren.
Frank Novak's "Good Housekeeping" will be the only U.S. pic competing for prizes, including the Camera d'Or and the Grand Prix de la Semaine de la Critique, at this year's Cannes Intl. Film Festival.
Spike and Mike will do Cannes. After recent successful runs at Sundance and Austin's South by Southwest festival, Mellow Manor Prods., the purveyors of the "Spike and Mike Festival of Animation,"…
Landing its first major studio partner, Netcaster SightSound.com has inked a deal with Miramax Films to make 12 of the indie's pics available for pay-per-view over the Web before the end of the year.
German actor Til Schweiger has landed two roles: a co-starring part in Franchise Pictures' Sylvester Stallone starrer "Champs," to be directed by Renny Harlin, and a co-starring role in indie pic…
Turner Classic Movies has scheduled a documentary on the women directors, writers and producers of the early days of Hollywood. Docu "Without Lying Down" will be part of an August festival of movies…
Destination Films is in final negotiations to sign "Final Destination" star Devon Sawa for its pic "Slackers." The indie shingle is also in talks with Jason Schwartzman ("Rushmore") to co-star in the…
At Yamashiro restaurant overlooking Hollywood, the sixth annual Los Angeles Independent Film Festival feted the dramatic film "What Happened to Tully" on Tuesday morning plus the docs "Keep the River…