The Art Directors Guild has tapped production designers for "The Cell," "Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon," "Dr. Seuss' How The Grinch Stole Christmas," "Gladiator" and "The Patriot" as nominees for…
Telescene Film Group and CineGroupe have inked a deal to set up an yet-to-be named production and distribution company to be 20% owned by Telescene, 80% by CineGroupe.
Cate Blanchett is in negotiations to co-star opposite Kevin Spacey in "The Shipping News" for director Lasse Hallstrom ("Chocolat") and Miramax Films. Shooting is scheduled to start prior to the…
Warner Roadshow may have shifted to Plan B for its two "Matrix" sequels, but Oz is still expecting a rush of production in the coming months, thanks to threat of strikes in Hollywood. The Film…
The Victoria Independent Film & Video Festival gets its seventh go-round February 2-11, offering 22 features, 15 documentaries and 80 shorts at a half-dozen venues around the capital city.
Jane Berliner has ended a 14-year run as a CAA talent agent to head a new production unit for Handprint Entertainment, the management concern run by Benny Medina, David Guillod and Jeff Pollack. The…
Grosvenor Park, the Anglo-Canadian film financier, is moving into Germany to raise DM1.05 billion ($504 million) for international production.
Heads are spinning in publishing circles in the wake of Jonathan Karp's boomerang-like trajectory from Random House to Hollywood -- and back -- after five weeks in the saddle as a production veep at…
Former Senator Film distribution chief Alfred Holighaus is rumored to be in talks to become artistic director at the Berlin Intl. Film Festival after Dieter Kosslick takes the reins next year.
In a timely acquisition, Zeitgeist Films has picked up domestic rights to "Lumumba," Haitian helmer Raoul Peck's biopic about Patrice Emery Lumumba, the Congo's first prime minister.
Like most children's bookstores in America, L.A.'s Storyopolis has a section showcasing books likely to appeal to Harry Potter fans. These days, it's as popular with Hollywood execs as with kids.