From American Film Market In the highest-profile sale of this year's American Film Market, Universal Pictures late Sunday afternoon outbid a number of aggressive majors for the North American rights…
Intermedia has closed a deal to handle sales and distribution for the forthcoming Woody Allen comedy "Small Time Crooks" in most overseas territories. DreamWorks plans a spring release for the title.
The Bruce Willis mob-edy about a hit man mixing with hoi polloi is the perfect symbol of a profitable yet sleepy 2000. With a studio-estimated $9.6 million, the Franchise Pictures co-production…
Artisan Entertainment has snatched up two projects for producers Tracie Graham and Alison Rosenzweig: "Ladies Night," a pitch delivered by scribe Maisha Yearwood; and "The Manifestant," a script by…
Spanish actress Penelope Cruz will play the female lead opposite Nicolas Cage in Working Title's "Captain Corelli's Mandolin." John Madden is directing the epic romance.
Honoring a Hollywood veteran with strong ties to Italian cinema, the Venice Intl. Film Festival will bestow the Golden Lion for career achievement on Clint Eastwood, whose latest feature, "Space…
Organizers of the Cannes Film Festival reacted angrily Wednesday to a French press report suggesting that France's troubled film industry will be the subject of a debate on the eve of the festival.
Billionaire Paul Allen is expanding his entertainment empire across the Atlantic. Clear Blue Sky Prods., his Seattle-based film company, has entered into a long-term alliance with The U.K.'s…
Michael Mann and Leonardo DiCaprio's plan to collaborate on a movie about billionaire Howard Hughes has taken a turn toward New Line.
Will Smith is in talks to step into Fox 2000’s “Phone Booth” and grab the starring role. Smith’s involvement would give a big boost to the project. No director is currently attached, although the…
"Ladies Man" star Alfred Molina has closed a deal to co-star with Johnny Depp and Juliet Binoche in "Chocolat," the Miramax romantic comedy directed by Lasse Hallstrom.