As Stanley and Bob Jaffe were scouting locations in Morocco for the Paramount/Miramax remake of 1939's "Four Feathers," their toplining star, Jude Law, was winging his way toward other projects.
Major League Baseball and Jackie Autry, widow of Gene Autry, have given $300,000 to the USC School of Cinema-Television to create an endowment fund to assist students with tuition and fees.
The fourth annual City of Lights, City of Angels fest is getting a beauty treatment. "Venus Beauty Institute," France's 1999 Cesar winner for best picture will open the Gallic film series which runs…
Miramax's genre arm Dimension Films has become so obsessed with the thriller pitch "Obsessed," delivered by scribe Don McLennan, that it has scooped the story off the market.
Melvin Van Peebles, the maverick American actor-writer-producer has been brought on board to liven up the bill of International Critics Week (May 11-19) at the Cannes Film Festival.
Cate Blanchett will join the Oscar 2000 team of presenters. Last year, Blanchett picked up a best actress nom for her perf in “Elizabeth.” The 72nd annual Academy Awards will be broadcast from the…
Steven Spielberg has committed to write and direct "A.I." for Warner Bros. and DreamWorks, with production slated to begin July 10.
Scribe Anthony Zuiker has been enlisted by producer Art Linson to write "The Lords of Dogtown" for Fox 2000. Linson and his son, John, will produce along with Evan Charnov and Michael Shuken. Fox…
Patrick Wachsberger's Summit Entertainment will finance and produce "Escapade," a project to be written and directed by Oscar-winning screenwriter John Patrick Shanley ("Moonstruck").
Young film buffs can now set their schedule for the Family Weekends portion of the third edition of Sprockets Toronto International Film Festival for Children, set for April 8 and 9 and April 15 and…
Based on Daily Variety's poll of four dozen filmmakers in Hollywood and Gotham, the New Yorker film critic scores positively for film literacy, reliability, verisimilitude and quality of writing. To…