Ferzan Ozpetek's social drama "Sacred Heart" and Giovanni Veronesi's romantic comedy "Manual of Love" lead the race for Italy's Davide di Donatello film awards, with 12 nominations each.
Federal Communications Commission member Michael Copps urged Hollywood guilds and activists not to become complacent in their battle to curb media consolidation during an address Sunday night, saying…
Slain Dutch helmer Theo van Gogh's "Submission, Part I" will not unspool at the Locarno Film Festival despite demands from local pols to screen the controversial short to defend freedom of expression.
Tributes to Joan Allen, Taylor Hackford and "Million Dollar Baby" scribe Paul Haggis will highlight this year's San Francisco Film Festival.
Beyonce Knowles is negotiating to star in DreamWorks' "Dreamgirls," the Bill Condon-directed adaptation of the Broadway hit that's a thinly veiled story of the rise of Diana Ross and the Supremes.
Paramount has set "The Mummy" director Stephen Sommers to write and direct a remake of the 1951 sci-fi film "When Worlds Collide." Sommers will produce with Bob Ducsay, his partner in the Sommers Co.
Gold Circle Films has picked up the comedy spec "Rizzle Pizzle Sizzle" for producer Jennifer Klein. Pic is about a former Rock, Paper, Scissors champion who reunites his ragtag team of misfits to…
Fox Filmed Entertainment 2000 has promoted veteran execs Maria Faillace and Rodney Ferrell to VP slots at its Fox 2000 division. Faillace and Ferrell report to Elizabeth Gabler, president of Fox 2000.
Universal has greenlit horror pic “Silence” from “Saw” team Leigh Whannell and James Wan and plans to start lensing in June. As on “Saw,” Wan will helm while Whannell takes scribe duties. Lions Gate…
With "Lord of the Rings" fading into history, New Line has found what it hopes will be its next big franchise several miles under the seas. Studio has picked up "Meg: Primal Waters," Steve Alten's…
An official announcement isn't due until July and Disney's PR machine is keeping mum, but details about the shape and size of the new Miramax are trickling out anyway.