In direct response to the American uproar over Mel Gibson's "The Passion of the Christ," the Monty Python team is planning a 25th anniversary Stateside re-release of its comedy "Life of Brian."
Riding high after its strongest year on record for foreign box office, Miramax Films has appointed London-based industry vet and former UIP chief Michael Williams-Jones as president of Miramax Intl.
"The Love Boat" movie is sailing again at Paramount after sitting in drydock for half a dozen years. Producer David Permut has ramped up development of the project, aimed as a broadly comic…
Michael Winterbottom has come aboard to direct "Goal!," the first film in a trilogy about the rise of a Latino soccer star.
Kicking off with a New York-set romantic comedy for the second consecutive year, the Tribeca Film Festival will open May 1 with Kate Hudson starrer "Raising Helen," from helmer Garry Marshall.
Maverick Films has optioned two specs by Will Aldis, "Keep Coming Back" and "The Tiny Problems of White People."
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Al Newman was the U.S.-based rep for the Venice Film Festival for the last two years, working closely with outgoing fest topper Moritz de Hadeln to scour for U.S. movies and to serve as a conduit…
Marking the company's first acquisition since shepherding a certain biblical behemoth to celestial box office heights, Newmarket Films this time will court political controversy with John Sayles'…
Revolution Studios has bought the spec script "Will" from first-time scribe Josh A. Cagan for partner Elaine Goldsmith-Thomas to produce.
Foreign film and television production in Ontario plummeted 36% in 2003, according to a report from the Ontario Media Development Corp. released Monday.