The financier of an Oliver Stone documentary about the Israeli-Palestinian conflict has leapt to defend the filmmaker against the charge that he's taking an anti-Israeli position.
HBO's Sheila Nevins will be the special guest at the 13th Intl. Documentary Market (aka "The Sunnyside of the Doc"), which opens Wednesday at the Palais du Pharo in Marseilles.
The 24th annual Moscow's Intl. Film Festival bowed Friday, and though the opening ceremony was low-key in comparison to previous years, the event seems to have returned at last to major international…
European auds are flocking to movies produced in their home countries, but they still shun films from neighboring territories.
The Film Consortium, one of the U.K.'s three lottery franchises, has named Neil Peplow as its head of production.
Mark Damon's MDP Worldwide Entertainment will get a $17.8 million cash infusion from Music Box Entertainment, a company to be owned by Dr. Cheng Kar-Shun and Sammy S. Lee.
DreamWorks Pictures has paid mid-six against low-seven figures for an untitled pitch by screenwriter Mark Perez. Subject matter of the high-concept spy action comedy is being kept under wraps.
Elissa Bell has landed two writing gigs, signing on to pen "The Last Sleepover" at MGM and a rewrite of "Little Black Book" at Revolution Studios.
New Line has picked up the spec "Nevermore" from scribe Michael Kingston in a low-six-figure deal. Character-driven tale, from a story by Billy Perkaas, follows a sexy, young agent engaged in…
Warner Bros.-based Section 8, the production shingle of Steven Soderbergh and George Clooney, has nabbed John Saul's latest novel, "Midnight Voices."
Actor, helmer and producer Forest Whitaker will direct the supernatural thriller "Selling Time" for Fox 2000. Whitaker is developing a draft with former DreamWorks Television prexy Dan McDermott, who…