Alfonso Cuaron ("Y Tu Mama Tambien") will serve as guest director for the 2002 IFP Los Angeles Film Festival, to be held June 20-29.
Paramount-based Seven Arts Pictures, headed by producer-financier Peter Hoffman, has rejigged international sales entity Seven Arts Intl. and appointed David Lamping as president.
Paramount-based Robert Evans Company has paid low six figures to option the feature film rights to the novel "The Bombshell Manual of Style," which Evans and partner Christine Peters will produce.
Gael Garcia Bernal, star of "Amores Perros" and "Y tu mama tambien," will portray Che Guevara in "The Motorcycle Diaries."
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Senator Intl. has acquired all international rights to the Sundance title "XX/XY," starring Mark Ruffalo ("You Can Count on Me"), Kathleen Robertson ("I Am Sam") and Maya Stange ("In a Savage Land").
Lightning Entertainment, the newly launched sales and distribution company headed by Richard Guardian, has acquired international distribution rights to the indie feature film "American Gun" starring…
Consumers rented more movies on DVD in the first quarter than any previous quarter, and more than in the entire year of 2000, according to the Video Software Dealers Assn.'s VidTrac service.
Local audiences won't have to wait the usual 12 months to see blockbuster "Spider-Man" after its U.S. release. Columbia TriStar will debut the film May 24 in English, Hindi, Tamil and Telugu lingos…
Thesp Morgan Freeman will be guest of honor at AfroFest, Brazil's first Afro-Brazilian/African-American film fest, which starts in Rio de Janeiro Thursday and runs through May 2.
German director Volker Schlondorff will receive the Officier de la Legion d'honneur award at the end of April from the French ambassador in Berlin.