Peter Bart: The Backlot
New Line Cinema has enlisted helmer Andy Fleming ("Dick") to direct "American Princess" for the studio, with New Line-based Team Todd on board to produce.
Stacked even against the biggest films in feature-animation history, "Shrek" is no dreck -- and it could prove to be a "Lion."
With "Pearl Harbor" waiting in the wings, "The Mummy Returns" has officially rung in the popcorn season, charging into 21 international territories last week as the trailblazer of Hollywood's…
"Pearl Harbor" has launched a new Word War. That boom heard across the country Friday was no invasion -- that was America's critical community coming up with as many ways as possible to say the word…
After seeing the low-flying indie "Gabriela" earn nearly $1 million since its March 16 release through Power Point Films, foreign sales company Cinema Arts Entertainment has picked up the pic for…
In the wake of the Web fervor created by Warner Bros.' "A.I." campaign, 20th Century Fox has outgeeked the competition with its recent promotion for "Planet of the Apes."
Marjorie Lewis has joined Dee Gee Entertainment as VP of production as the shingle preps the George Hickenlooper-helmed thriller "Vultures" and the comedy "Lorraine Loses It." Both will be…
Variety and the Karlovy Vary Intl. Film Festival today announced the 10 pic line-up for this year's Variety Critics' Choice: Europe Now fest sidebar.
Kenneth Schwenker, an associate producer on the upcoming DreamWorks comedy "Evolution," has formed a co-production alliance between his Oak Island Films and WindHorse Entertainment, an…
Movies rarely make major headlines Down Under, but pre-release coverage of locally rooted "Moulin Rouge" has been inescapable -- at least across the pages of Rupert Murdoch's newspaper stable.
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