LONDON -- Former Monty Python member Terry Jones is launching a U.K. production company, Messiah Pictures, which he hopes will re-create the success of Python-founded film companies Handmade Films…
In an attempt to replicate his success with "The Full Monty," director Peter Cattaneo has tapped a relatively low-key cast of British thesps to topline his latest comedy, "Lucky Break."
Billy Crudup, co-star of Cameron Crowe's "Almost Famous," has signed to play opposite Cate Blanchett in Gillian Armstrong's "Charlotte Gray."
The fall box office season started sleepily, led by Universal's "The Watcher" and USA Films' "Nurse Betty," with respective studio-estimated openings of $9.1 million and $7.3 million. The post-Labor…
Universal execs hobnobbed with their Canal Plus counterparts at a press lunch in Deauville Thursday, one of the few times they've met on French soil since the Vivendi/Canal Plus/Seagram deal was…
The WWF's top-rated grappler The Rock has bailed out of Sony-based Revolution Studios' untitled sci-fi actioner.
Writers Robert Towne and Jimmy McGovern, casting director Mike Fenton, showbiz lawyer John Sloss and acquisition-sales execs Graeme Mason and Wouter Barendrecht are among the speakers lined up for…
A judge in Los Angeles Superior Court has thrown out an unprecedented lawsuit brought by Germany's powerful Kirch Group against Universal.
Madonna's Mad Guy Films has optioned the script "The Long Hair Depression" from scribe Jeff Copeland. Madonna, who is developing the project with Copeland, plans on producing the film and is…
BAM Rose Cinemas has changed its firstrun features booker from Los Angeles-based Landmark Theater to Screening Room and Paris Theater programmer Jeffrey Jacobs, who will be its third booker since…