Legit team Spiro Scimone and Francesco Sframeli make a quietly accomplished transition to features with "Two Friends," an original odd-couple scenario intelligently fleshed out from Scimone's play…
BBC Films has struck a deal with Celador Films to co-finance "Eastern Promises," a script by Steven Knight whose first movie, "Dirty Pretty Things," premiered Sept. 6 at the Venice Film Festival.
Benderspink has lured away Creative Artists Agency motion picture talent agent Courtney Kivowitz to head a newly created talent management division.
FALLING UPWARD Last year’s autumn B.O. reached an all-time high, allaying any fears that the aftermath of Sept. 11 would hurt pic receipts. Fox’s "Swimfan" and Warner Bros.’ "City by the Sea"…
Paramount Classics has broken the acquisitions drought at this year's Venice Intl. Film Festival by sealing a multiterritory deal including North America for French director Patrice Leconte's…
Indie producer/distributor Gold Circle Films ("My Big Fat Greek Wedding") will fully finance and produce mid-budget indie thriller "Broken," from first-time feature writer-director Sean Ellis.
Rod Lurie ("The Contender") will rewrite and direct James Manos' script "The Angel of Death" for Disney-based Spyglass Entertainment.
Eight days before its scheduled release, 20th Century Fox has pushed back the opening of its crime-actioner "The Transporter" to Oct. 11.
Comeback kid Robert Evans said Tuesday he's working on a followup to his autobiographical docu, "The Kid Stays in the Picture."
Privately financed Echo Lake Prods. has launched World Visions, a production and financing program of English-language films to be helmed by international directors.
Tracing the morphing of a middle-class Belgian tax office worker into a ruthless and high-living drug lord, "Step by Step" is a tense French-lingo psychological crime thriller with style to spare…