Universal has acquired screen rights to "Cirque du Freak," the bestselling children's series by Darren Shan. Brian Helgeland is set to write, and Lauren Shuler Donner will produce.
Senator Intl., the Stateside operation of Senator Entertainment, has completed a management buyout and changed its name to Mandate Pictures.
Anthony Minghella is set to helm "Breaking and Entering" for Miramax Films. Production of his original screenplay will be his first since his 1991 debut pic, "Truly Madly Deeply." No budget has been…
With the Golden Globes skedded to air Sunday night, there are already three clear winners: The Hollywood Foreign Press Assn., Dick Clark and NBC. Though the HFPA's income from Sunday's show won't be…
Edward Norton has signed on to play the lead in helmer Neil Burger's "The Illusionist," a bigscreen adaptation of Steven Millhauser's short story "Eisenheim the Illusionist."
The American Cinema Editors have opted for a mix of major studio vehicles and indie features in selecting nominations for their top feature awards, to be presented Feb. 20 at the Beverly Hilton Hotel.
In a pioneering move, the Catalan Institute of Cultural Industries (ICIC) is launching an Audiovisual Development Center (CDA) next month.
The Directors Guild of America has tapped rookie nominees Frederick Bond, Andrew Douglas and Jim Jenkins along with three-timers Dante Ariola and Noam Murro for its commercials award trophy.
COMICBOOKS GO COLD While several comicbook pics such as ‘Spider-Man’ have excelled at the box office, many have fallen short of expectations recently. With schools off for the Martin Luther…
The Art Directors Guild has opted for a mix of big-budget spectacles and midscale offerings in its feature nominations for excellence in production design.
Jockeying among the studios for summer release dates continues to be fierce, with shifting skeds creating new head-to-head battles. This week, Disney announced it was pushing one of its major summer…