Spyglass Entertainment has cast newcomer Margarita Levieva and is in negotiations with Justin Chatwin ("War of the Worlds") to play the leads in supernatural drama "Invisible."
Piracy fears surrounding the Sept. 3 world preem of Lasse Hallstrom's "Casanova" at the Venice Film Festival are causing friction between Buena Vista Intl. and local pols clamoring for an outdoor…
Five Cuban filmmakers will attend the Sithengi Film & Television Market at the invitation of the South African government, the result of bonds formed during a trip to Cuba in March this year by Arts…
The Writers Guild of America has created three categories of awards to recognize excellence in writing small-screen series.
Universal specialty arm Focus Features is reshuffling its production ranks under department prexy John Lyons. Kahli Small has been upped to senior VP of production and Jill Morris has been brought…
As the summer season winds down, Dimension hopes to buck the tradition of low late-August openings with a mighty bow for "The Brothers Grimm" this weekend.
The 29th edition of Serge Losique's embattled Montreal World Film Festival kicks off today with a screening of helmer Feng Xiaogang's star-studded "A World Without Thieves," part of a strong Asian…
Helmer-scribe Mike Leigh and producer Alan Ladd Jr. will receive the Flanders Film Festival's highest honor, the Joseph Plateau Award for outstanding achievement, at the 32nd edition in Ghent…
A new director and a new co-star have joined the Paul Walker-toplined "The Death and Life of Bobby Z" at Millennium Films. John Herzfeld ("15 Minutes") will now helm the pic, replacing Doug…
In one of the quirkiest TV series remake deals, Paramount Pictures has secured rights to "Battle of the Network Stars" and will use it as the catalyst for a star-studded comedy.
Lions Gate is tooning up. Indie studio has signed a three-movie co-production and co-financing pact with RichCrest Animation, the L.A.-based subsid of Indian toon producer Crest Animation.