U.K. film financier and sales agent Civilian Content, which owns the Film Consortium and the Works, has launched Works U.K. Distribution. Distrib, which has scooped four employees from rival…
The 53rd San Sebastian Film Festival will host a film co-production and distribution forum for movies from North Africa and Portuguese-speaking Africa on Sept. 19.
RKO Pictures chairman Ted Hartley has upped Kevin Cornish to VP of development. Cornish reports to RKO prexy Paul Speaker and strategy chief Aaron Ray.
German film body FFA has awarded e249,000 ($300,000) to Sergei Bodrov's "Mongol -- The Early Years of Genghis Khan" in its latest round of production funding.
Fox Searchlight is in negotiations with "Training Day" helmer Antoine Fuqua to direct a bigscreen version of the life and times of late rapper the Notorious B.I.G., aka Biggie Smalls and Christopher…
Paramount Pictures and MTV Films have optioned the Gordon Korman novel "Born to Rock" and set sibling team Gavin and Greg O'Connor to develop it under their Solaris banner as a potential directing…
John Moore has become bedeviled by "The Omen 666." Moore has been set by the studio to helm a remake of the 1976 horror classic about the arrival of the Antichrist in the home of an unsuspecting…
With Brad Grey's overhaul of Paramount's executive suite in full swing, motion picture group exec VP Bruce Tobey is ankling the studio. Tobey's departure comes after last week's hiring of Revolution…
Kate Hudson is joining Owen Wilson in Universal's "You, Me and Dupree." U's outgoing vice chairs, Scott Stuber and Mary Parent, are producing the laffer, making it their first title under their…
Rainbow Media prexy-CEO Joshua Sapan has been tapped by the Long Island Film and Television Foundation to receive the org's achievement in television award Thursday.
This year, it's not Stateside execs who are jittery about the disappearance of Hollywood fare from China's exhib slates, but local filmmakers, who fear competition from the backlog of blockbusters…