Billing itself as "the 'original' Swiss army comedy," "Ready, Steady, Charlie!" scores a few well-aimed strikes at military buffoonery, but is too derivative and culture-specific to earn its stripes…
Argentina's economic crisis furnishes background material in "Buena Vida (Delivery)," a social drama spiked with black humor. A man's house is invaded by his girlfriend's family who set up a doughnut…
Based on a 1995 stage play, "Call Waiting" is a solo piece that deftly mixes comic one-liners with poignant insights into a middle-aged woman's lonely life. Indie pic should attract a distributor…
SWITCHING OVER FROM SITCOMS With "Welcome to Mooseport," Ray Romano hopes to avoid the B.O. potholes hit by other sitcom stars. SITCOM STARS’ FIRST LEAD ROLES  Pic (Year) TV…
Renaissance Films will handle worldwide sales for "Pobby and Dingan," an Australian outback drama to be directed by Peter Cattaneo ("The Full Monty").
Andrew Stanton, who wrote and helmed last year's "Finding Nemo" blockbuster, will be honored as animation director of the year at ShoWest 2004.
L.A.-based sales and distribution company Lightning Entertainment has acquired international distrib rights to Honey Creek Pictures' teen horror pic "Dead Scared" from Lantern Lane Entertainment.
Newmark/Echelon Entertainment Group has acquired North American distribution rights to romantic comedy "BachelorMan" from Films on Tap with plans for an April release in at least a dozen markets.
Christine Peters, the longtime production head for Robert Evans who produced "How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days" with Evans and Lynda Obst, has established CFP Prods. The Paramount-based shingle will…
Universal has fast-tracked an adaptation of the Jean-Dominique Bauby autobiography "The Diving Bell and the Butterfly" for Julian Schnabel to direct. Kennedy-Marshall is producing, and Ron Harwood…