A fab February is shaping up overseas as a slew of U.S. blockbusters and a sprinkling of homegrown hits rolled out last weekend. "Ocean's Eleven" played winning hands in Japan and Mexico, "Monsters…
Jan De Bont is in final negotiations to direct "The Courier" for Splendid Pictures and Newman/Tooley Films as his next picture. Production is expected to begin in late spring with a budget of about…
Miramax Films has tapped one of its alums, Amanda Lundberg, to run its publicity department.
With "The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring" soaring toward a $700 million international gross, New Line has landed rights to co-produce another ambitious fantasy series, "His Dark…
Five documentaries and one feature will be presented as special screenings in the official program of the 52nd annual Berlin Intl. Film Festival.
Indie film and TV production shingle Southpaw Media Group has partnered with Bill Mechanic's Disney-based Pandemonium to co-produce two projects -- "The Whole Wide World" and "Across the Universe."
"Ha-li Bo Te" mania has hit the Chinese mainland. "Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone" hit China's cinemas last week and is working unprecedented magic at local wickets. Shanghai Film Art Center…
Rob Schneider is ready to morph from male gigolo to insurance salesman. Paramount Pictures has paid $500,000 against $850,000 to pick up the spec script "The Adventures of Sinbad the Insurance…
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The Directors Guild of America has tapped two HBO entries, "Conspiracy" and "61*," as nominees for outstanding direction of a TV movie along with ABC's "Life With Judy Garland: Me and My Shadows,"…