Sandra den Hamer, co-director of the Intl. Film Festival Rotterdam, has been appointed general director of the IFFR beginning March 1.
German production outfit Gemini Film is in negotiations with Jan de Bont's Blue Tulip to co-produce an English-language project by up-and-coming helmer Philipp Stoelzl.
Producers Roy Lee and Doug Davison, who exec produced "The Ring" for DreamWorks, will produce an updated version of "Invasion of the Body Snatchers" for Warner Bros. Pictures.
Ray Liotta has signed for the lead in "Control," replacing Matt Dillon. Directed by Tim Hunter, pic is in production in Bulgaria. Film also stars Willem Dafoe and Michelle Rodriguez. Rounding out the…
Juliette Binoche, Laurence Fishburne, Gary Sinise and Samuel Ball will star in "Scheherazade," to be directed by Michael Apted and executive produced by Jeremy Thomas' Recorded Picture Co.
Newcomer Gil Kenan is about to move into a scary mansion as his first studio directing gig, selling his pitch "Monster House" to DreamWorks for Robert Zemeckis' ImageMovers to produce.
The attorneys general of 24 states sent a letter Tuesday to Motion Picture Assn. of America president Jack Valenti saying the industry should reduce the amount of smoking in films to prevent teens…
Pop star Michael Jackson has announced plans to temporarily open his carnival-style Neverland Ranch estate to 500 guests.
It looks more like a skateboarding ramp than a catwalk, but an elaborate wooden structure dubbed "the Wave" is set to usher in one of the biggest boatloads of talent in the 60-year history of the…
Jessica Biel has signed on to star as a female vampire hunter in the David Goyer-directed New Line drama "Blade: Trinity" starring Wesley Snipes.
Palm Pictures and its label Arthouse Films will remake classic chopsocky "Master of the Flying Guillotine." Remake will be first on Palm's development slate. Of late, shingle has been actively…