Canadian company Imax is again putting itself on the block. Giant-screen film firm said it has hired investment banks Allen & Co. and UBS Warburg to look into "strategic alternatives for growth"…
LONDON -- Lionsgate UK has finally completed its long-awaited deal to acquire Richard E. Grant's directorial debut "Wah-Wah" for U.K. distribution.
Jon Avnet is set to direct action thriller "Second World," which Emmett/Furla Films will produce with Avent's Brooklyn Films.
HBO Films development and production exec Keri Putnam has ankled the post to join Miramax -- the Walt Disney Co.'s specialty film division -- as prexy of production.
The Toronto Intl. Film Festival has unveiled its opening night film, the world premiere of Zacharias Kunuk and Norman Cohn's "The Journals of Knud Rasmussen," several months earlier than usual.
Paramount Pictures is dipping into the tomb of "King Tut," acquiring a pitch from scribe Neil Crawford for studio-based Lorenzo di Bonaventura to produce.
John Cusack will star in the bigscreen adaptation of Stephen King's short story "1408" for helmer Mikael Hafstrom, producer Lorenzo di Bonaventura and Dimension Films.
New Line has decided to "Lift Every Voice," picking up a pitch by scribe Bobby Smith Jr. ("Their Eyes Were Watching God") about gospel choir competitions and setting it up with veteran manager Holly…
The Jim Henson Company has optioned the SF Said fantasy novel "Varjak Paw" and will develop the property as an animated film. Dave McKean, who illustrated the book and just directed the Henson pic…
Pope John Paul II is still boffo biz in Poland. The theatrical version of CBS telepic "Pope John Paul II" scored almost $1 million and 217,731 admissions in the first three days of its nationwide…