First, the Donmar Warehouse theater; now, Donmar Films. The latter, a new venture started up quietly two months ago, was unveiled Friday by Sam Mendes, artistic director of the London playhouse and…
"American Beauty" received the most significant boost from the Academy Awards in several territories, while Oscar's glow has yet to flow to most other titles at the foreign box office.
Kevin Hooks ("Fled," "Passenger 57") is in final negotiations to direct "High Caliber," an urban drama that will be the first title under the banner of Family Room Entertainment, a publicly traded…
Whatever the marketplace throws at "Erin Brockovich" -- teen action, sci-fi, adult comedy, family animation -- the Universal drama not only defeats it but uses it as fuel. Julia Roberts starrer…
Europe's audiences are turning to European product in ever larger numbers.
Unapix Films Theatrical, a newly formed distrib arm of Unapix Entertainment headed by Richard Abramowitz, has acquired its first two films for release: "Grass," a documentary narrated by Woody…
Sizzling hot off winning the Oscar for his turn in "American Beauty," Kevin Spacey has committed to star in "The Shipping News," a film to be helmed by Oscar-nominated director Lasse Hallstrom ("The…
Tim Allen and Christian Slater are negotiating to star in "Cletis Tout," a comedy about mistaken identity written and to be directed by Chris Ver Wiel for Seven Arts Pictures. Filming is slated to…
Paramount-based producer Scott Rudin has preemptively purchased the nonfiction book "Driving Mr. Albert" by Mike Paterniti, based on his October 1997 Harper's article.
Bolstering its commitment to Latino-themed films, New Line has put into active development two projects with Gregory Nava's El Norte Prods.: "Bordertown," which Nava is writing, and "New Mexico,"…
In his first seven-figure payday, James Marsden is set to star in "Ocean Warrior," the story of Greenpeace co-founder Paul Watson, who also founded the Sea Shepherd Society. John Badham will direct…
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