Fountainhead Pictures has closed a deal with Montreal-based TVA Intl. for Aaron Shuster to direct "Through the Skin" from his own script.
Maral Nigolian, the sole female winner of Variety's Pitch Me contest this year in Cannes, has begun production on a documentary about the search for children of the late R&B legend Screamin' Jay…
Terry Gilliam will direct the $50 million comic fantasy "Good Omens," and Nicholas Hytner will helm the $25 million romantic thriller "Los Alamos," both for Renaissance Films. Gilliam and Tony…
Amid a brief though intimidating downpour early Monday morning, the London Screenings kicked off with high expectations for an active market. Early buzz surrounded Initial Entertainment Group, whose…
Production and distribution shingle Miracle Entertainment has signed to fully finance and distribute worldwide the drama "The Italian," to be directed by Stephen Gyllenhaal ("Losing Isaiah").
Veteran cinematographer Conrad Hall, who won his second Academy Award earlier this year for "American Beauty," will be the recipient of the Los Angeles Film Critics Assn.'s 2000 career film award.
MTV Films execs Van Tofler and David M. Gale originated the pic “Orange County” and will serve as producers of the pic with Par-based Scott Rudin. Information in Thursday’s paper was incomplete…
Scripter Anne Chirkis has sold an updated version of "Rappaccini's Daughter," based on an 18th century short story by Nathaniel Hawthorne, to Warner Bros. Pictures-based Canton Co. in a low- against…
The Milan film market may not exactly be kicking, but as the event enters its 67th lap, reports of its death have been greatly exaggerated. Indeed, most people aren't even bothering to predict it any…
Longtime Random House vice president-senior editor Jonathan Karp is ankling to run the New York operation of Scott Rudin Prods.
Universal will pay low against mid-six figures for a comedy pitch, "Preaching Ain't Easy," from comedian Cedric "the Entertainer" and his manager Eric Rhone. Pic tells the story of four quirky…
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