Outgoing Berlin Intl. Film fest director Moritz de Hadeln opened his final event Wednesday night with a plea: Plow more money into homegrown pics.
After a six-year absence, Richard Sheffield is returning as topper of the mainstream film distribution division of the Becker Group, Becker Entertainment.
Aussie-born Heath Ledger, who first gained major public exposure starring opposite Mel Gibson in last year's "The Patriot," has been chosen as ShoWest 2001's male star of tomorrow.
Warner Bros.' "Miss Congeniality" has won over CBS and Turner's TBS and TNT, which have bought the hit movie in a shared-window package with two other WB titles, "Proof of Life" and "Pay It Forward,"…
Karen Spiegel has been upped to VP corporate communications for Sony Pictures Entertainment.
Though no one will reveal its log line, Dimension's "Scary Movie II" is moving closer toward lensing, with Anna Faris reprising her lead role from the first slasher film parody.
Fox Family Channel has commissioned original Christmas pic "Three Days," starring "Sex and the City's" Kristin Davis, to preem on the cabler in December. Production on the romantic comedy, which…
In the West, "Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon" is a kung-fu knockout, racking up record biz and flying through the trees with a host of awards. But at the Asian box office, it's a toothless "Tiger."
Morgan Freeman and Bridget Moynahan ("Coyote Ugly") are in negotiations to star opposite Ben Affleck's Jack Ryan in the adaptation of the Tom Clancy thriller "The Sum of All Fears," to be directed by…
Vivendi Universal's Pierre Lescure recently told Le Monde that Canal Plus won't need its other Hollywood partnerships now that it has U in tow -- meaning more cash for French and Euro production.
Mushrooming multiplexes helped lift Czech Republic box office and movie admissions in 2000. Results were up 100 million crowns ($2.8 million), while admissions grew 4%, putting an end to a decline…