Diane Kurys brings scant distinction to dopey tale of a meticulous, self-centered engineer who refuses to admit defeat when his neglected wife demands a divorce and takes up with a scruffy…
A compact, intelligent look at the politically committed British filmmaker is the first in a projected series of TV-length docus each devoted to a contemporary helmer. Docu is leisurely, informative…
Japan's darling arthouse helmer Kiyoshi Kurosawa picked up the coveted Pusan Award worth $20,000 for his project "Loft" on Tuesday.
WB will pay high six against seven figures for screen rights to the Ron McLarty novel "The Memory of Running." Two weeks ago the book received a column endorsement from Stephen King, leading to a $2…
Disney has acquired Pierce Gardner's spec "Dan in Real Life," to be produced by Jon Shestack and Gardner's managers Noah Rosen and Darlene Camano at D-No Entertainment.
David Manpearl has been promoted to VP of development for Wonderland Sound and Vision, the production shingle of "Charlie's Angels" helmer McG and producing partner Stephanie Savage.
While Jack Valenti shows no signs of softening his position on awards-consideration screeners, the MPAA chief has been deluged with letters from a growing constituency opposed to the studio-backed…
Helmer Anant Singh's Dreamworld Film City consortium will develop the Western Cape's new studio complex in cooperation with rival bidders iKapa Films and Cape Town Motion Picture Studios.
German/Swiss production "Forget Baghdad," by Iraqi director Samir Naqqash, won the top prize at the Ismailia Intl. Docu Festival last week. Doc concerns exiled Iraqi Communist Jews.
World Bank Group member the Intl. Finance Corp. will give a $20 million loan to Russian film production, distribution and exhibition company Cinema Park to build 20 multiplexes.
The Swedish Film Institute has appointed director Marianne Ahrne, who won the Golden Bug for her 1976 film "Near and Far Away" as a consultant.