Oscar-winning Australian actor Geoffrey Rush ("Shine") has signed up for a lead voice role in "The Magic Pudding," an animated feature from Sydney-based Energee Entertainment.
"NewsRadio" star Vicki Lewis has joined Billy Bob Thornton, John Cusack, Angelina Jolie and Cate Blanchett in "Pushing Tin," the Mike Newell-directed dark comedy for Fox 2000.
The directors of the five films that are Oscar-nominated for foreign-language pic will participate in a public symposium March 21, where they'll discuss their films and respond to questions from the…
Palm Pictures, the specialized film distrib banner from Island Pictures and Island Records founder Chris Blackwell, has picked up Slamdance award-winner "Six-String Samurai," a sci-fi fable about a…
Summit Entertainment has acquired international rights to Columbia Pictures' "Cruel Inventions," a modern-day adaptation of the Choderlos de Laclos play "Les Liaisons Dangereuses."
Twentieth Century Fox has optioned Gary Goldstein's spec script "Manhattan Transfer" for low six figures for Fox-based Davis Entertainment.
Illeana Douglas has left Creative Artists Agency and signed with United Talent Agency, which has landed her a role in the Warner Bros. Kevin Costner starrer "Message in a Bottle."
Peggy Robertson, personal assistant to Alfred Hitchcock and a family friend of the Hitchcocks for over 30 years, died Feb. 6 at the Motion Picture & Television Hospital in Woodland Hills following an…
Action star-turned-producer Steven Seagal's Seagal/Nasso Prods. has made its first venture into literary acquisitions, picking up film rights to two novels, "White Star" and "House of Thunder."
Sandy McPeak, a character actor, died Dec. 31 of a heart attack in Nevada City. He was 62.
"Titanic" is the champion. Emerging from its 10th weekend in release, James Cameron's epic period romance has ascended to the top of the list among all-time worldwide box office champs, earning an…