Veteran Italian producer Aurelio De Laurentiis is ramping up his slate of big-budget international projects, with plans for a sword-and-sandal epic and a serial-killer movie set on the French Riviera…
"Barbershop" helmer Tim Story has signed on to direct "Ralph," which Imagine Entertainment and Universal are developing.
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Warner Bros. Pictures has hired scribe George Wing to pen romantic comedy "Helium" for director David Dobkin and WB-based producer David Heyman ("Harry Potter").
Two days after a soft deadline for non-binding bids for all or part of Artisan (Daily Variety, May 20), scuttlebutt circulated Wednesday that Lions Gate had been elbowed out of the proceedings.
Boffo B.O. isn't the only thing that's mind-bending about "Matrix: Reloaded" -- so apparently is the payday due the Wachowski brothers.
L.A.'s Outfest 2003 has set Fenton Bailey and Randy Barbato's club-kid murder pic "Party Monster," starring Macaulay Culkin and Seth Green, as its July 10 opening-night film.
The 14th annual Human Rights Watch Intl. Film Festival will unspool June 13-26 at Lincoln Center's Walter Reade Theater.
The seventh annual Los Angeles Intl. Short Film Festival, which runs Sept. 16-22, has made a call for entries.
Zinc Entertainment, a division of Joel Silver's Silver Pictures, will produce "Dungeons & Dragons: The Sequel" for an early 2004 release.
The Big Easy will go Big Media this fall with a planned MediaFest that combines film, music, vidgames and advertising.