British indie Tartan Films is planning to launch a U.S. theatrical and video distribution arm, Tartan USA. Company owner Hamish McAlpine and video topper Alan Partington are in Los Angeles setting up…
Settling that argument about who won an Oscar in 1985 is about to get a lot easier. Verizon Wireless users are gaining access to a new service from cellular application developer Vindigo Studios…
Spanish pay TV leader Sogecable and Catalan pubcaster the Catalan Radio and Television Corp. (CCRTV), have created a 40 million euro ($50.7 million) fund aimed at co-producing Catalan film and TV.
Young Irish helmer Shimmy Marcus delivers on the promise he showed back in 1999, when he won a Miramax Scriptwriting Award for this brash, breezy and irreverently funny effort, finally let out of the…
Focus Features has set a late-March start date for "The Ice Harvest," a Harold Ramis-directed dark comedy to star John Cusack and Billy Bob Thornton.
John Goldwyn, former Paramount production chief, is launching his career as an independent producer by joining forces with Lorne Michaels on a trio of comedy projects. He's also recruiting Tina Fey…
Batman's first foe has been found. Ken Watanabe will play the role of Ra's Al-Ghul in Warner Bros.' fifth reincarnation of the yet-to-be-titled Batman franchise, helmed by Christopher Nolan.
Indie film and TV sales and distribution company Showcase Entertainment has struck a five-year deal with Hawaii Film Partners to exclusively distribute HFP's film and TV projects through the end of…
Todd Phillips is cranky over the fact that DreamWorks invoked pics "Old School" and "Road Trip" -- which he wrote and directed -- in the marketing of its latest frat fare, "Eurotrip."
Peter Berg is gearing up to produce and direct "Hip-Hop Cops" for Radar Pictures. Written by Eric Eason ("Manito"), pic is set inside the highly secretive division of the New York Police Dept. that…
Wolfgang Petersen and Mike Fleiss are setting sail on a remake of 1972 disaster film "The Poseidon Adventure" with Warner Bros. Petersen and Fleiss are producing the shipwreck saga with Diana Rathbun.