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Abram Makowka is writing “The Man in the House Across the Street,” based on an original idea by Salma Hayek. Pic is being produced by Sergio Aguero and Jorge Vergara’s Apuesta Pictures; Hayek’s…
Senior production exec Rick Schwartz has exited Miramax Films after a seven-year tenure to go it alone as an independent producer; he will remain involved with the company on three upcoming projects.
This year, Oscar voters offered up a diverse, imaginative slate of noms. But then there's that foreign-language group. Members are pressuring the Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences to revamp…
Computer chip maker Intel has signed an agreement with Internet video-on-demand company Movielink to help put studio films downloaded from the Web onto televisions.
Warner Bros.' Japan has received a hat trick of honors from Japan's Motion Picture Exhibitors Assn.: the grand prix award for foreign distrib of 2003 and gongs for "Harry Potter and the Chamber of…
Brothers Ferran Viladevall and Carlos Viladevall Passola are launching the Film Machine as an indie genre pic production label. Ferran Viladevall said the company is working on a first project, an…
As is the norm, Mexico's top-grossing pic, "Nicotina" (Nicotine) was rewarded with the lion's share of noms for the 46th annual Ariel Awards for Mexican film. Also true to form, the No. 2 nom grabber…
Screenwriter John Michael Hayes, who received Oscar nominations for "Rear Window" and "Peyton Place," has been tapped to receive the WGA West's Screen Laurel Award.
A roster of actors will honor their colleagues Sunday at the 10th annual Screen Actors Guild Awards.