Fine Line Features, continuing its shift toward more acquisitions, has agreed to pay $10.5 million for North American rights to Woody Allen's "Deconstructing Harry" and Barbara Kopple's documentary…
Sony Pictures Entertainment has acquired North and South American rights to "Spice --- The Movie," the upcoming pic starring British pop sensation the Spice Girls.
David Puttnam is to receive a British Film Institute fellowship May 22 for his ''outstanding contribution'' to British film.
Toni Collette (''Muriel's Wedding'' and ''Emma'') and John Polson (''The Sum of Us'') have inked to star in ''The Boys,'' which lenses in Sydney in July.
One of the questions most frequently asked on the Croisette this year is whether Ciby 2000 will be back in Cannes in 1998 and, if so, in what form.
The Cannes festival proved to be a terrific launching pad for "The Fifth Element," which had a record-busting debut in France and impressive bows in Belgium and Switzerland.
Filmline Intl. is set to shoot the $20 million Marlon Brando starrer "Free Money" in Montreal at the end of July, and Filmline prexy Nicolas Clermont is in final negotiations with other onscreen…
In a weekend when most ticket-buyers were presumably spending dough on their mothers instead of on movies, Fine Line's "Nowhere" took the top spot in another slow weekend for the New York-Los Angeles…
"One Man's Hero," a long-in-development project starring Tom Berenger and being sold overseas by Kushner-Locke Intl., will be distribbed domestically by MGM.
Los Angeles-based Sceneries Entertainment has set up the Intl. New Talent Production Fund, bringing together investors from the U.S. and Europe.