Splash Films has optioned Douglas Stuart's screenplay "Welcome to the Promised Land," which it will develop as a $5.5 million pic to be helmed by Reb Braddock.
Interactive gamesmaker Westwood Studios, which hit digital gold with its phenomenally successful "Command & Conquer" wargame series, is taking its battle-hardened franchise into the most dangerous…
The Australian drama "The Sugar Factory" and "Paradise Falls," a Depression-era saga of farmers turned bank robbers, received top prizes at the second Hollywood Film Festival's Discovery Awards…
Sandi Richter's producing outfit Sapphire Entertainment has opened an L.A. office and appointed Carrie Gadsby as director of development.
Granada Film, the feature film division of U.K. broadcaster Granada Television, will finance the $10 million Gen-X romance "Shampoo Planet."
Scott Ziehl has inked an unusual deal to direct and co-write his original story "Airtime" for Miramax Films.
Village Roadshow has optioned first-time scribe Brian King's spec script "Breakdown in Evandale," with Vincenzo Natali ("Cube") attached to helm for producer Paul Schiff and co-producer Matt Berenson.
Brazilian helmer Walter Salles' latest pic, "Central Station," will have its Canadian preem as a Gala presentation at this year's Toronto Intl. Film Festival, it was announced Tuesday.
The Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences has invited filmmakers from 73 countries to submit entries for next year's foreign-language Oscar.
Gabrielle Union, a regular on "7th Heaven," has signed to co-star in "She's All That" opposite Anna Paquin and Freddie Prinze Jr. for Miramax Films and Tapestry Films.
There will be more of an American presence than usual at this year's Montreal World Film Festival and, for the first time in years, there will be several studio pics unspooling at the Canadian…