Hoping to pump up its underdeveloped action arena, Sony Pictures Entertainment's Columbia Pictures has signed Mace Neufeld to a three-year, first-look production deal.
The American Cinema Editors have nominated "American Beauty," "The Insider," "The Matrix," "The Sixth Sense" and "The Talented Mr. Ripley" for the 1999 feature film dramas with the best editing.
Steven Spielberg may soon make some magic of his own, reportedly opting to make J.K. Rowling's "Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone" his next project.
The holiday box office race saw kids and adults tugging different ends of the same drumstick, as younger-skewing pics battled a slew of films aimed squarely at parents. The irony: teen pic "Deuce…
Dutch film is getting another boost from the government in the form of a new subsidy for marketing and promotion.
Who's the hottest movie director in China today? Is it Chen Kaige? Zhang Yimou? Great directors both, but in commercial terms it's Feng Xiaogang, unknown overseas. Feng has emerged from having…
Entering the theatrical arena for the first time, Gotham-based New Films Intl. has reached a deal with Miramax to distribute 89 of the mini major's features across Eastern Europe.
A fierce political satire has landed a jumbo distribution deal after an alleged Mexican government bid to censor the pic.
New Line has ponied up low-six figures against $1 mil for "Geeks," a nonfiction book about a hapless duo who used the Internet to escape their isolated Mormon town in Idaho.
"Unbreakable," M. Night Shyamalan's follow-up to "The Sixth Sense," is scheduled to start shooting April 17 in Philadelphia with Julianne Moore in the leading role.