French director Claude Chabrol has nabbed 300,000 euros ($336,000) from Bavarian film funding body FFF Bayern for his next project, which will partly be shot in Munich.
"Save the Green Planet!," a wild black comedy about a serial killer struggling to save Earth from supposed alien invasion, dominated awards at the Puchon Intl. Fantastic Film Festival, which closed…
A callow young dude with a Peter Pan complex rules the roost in "Wisdom of the Pretzel," Ilan Heitner's alternately amusing and irritating adaptation of his best-selling Israeli novel. Perhaps the…
A clever recycling of home movies plus follow-up interviews, "Put the Camera on Me" -- from practiced young commercial director Darren Stein ("Jawbreaker," "Sparkler") and neophyte co-helmer Adam…
Galt Niederhoffer and Celine Rattray have acquired life rights to the inspirational story of Baltimore cop Angelo Brooks, which gained attention in a "60 Minutes" segment, and will be developed as a…
Still waiting for that showbiz recovery? Don't hold your breath. "There's not a lot of good news out there," said economist Jack Kyser of the Los Angeles County Economic Development Corp.
Tom Hanks will continue chronicling American historical conquests with a new project. Hanks and Playtone partner Gary Goetzman have teamed with Universal to option the George Crile book "Charlie…
Anant Singh's Distant Horizon has acquired the remake rights to Hong Kong director Wong Jing's "Color of the Truth" from production company China Star Entertainment.
Co-produced by the church it profiles (Wingspan Ministry is an arm of St. Paul Reformation Lutheran), "This Obedience" illustrates the problem inherent in participants making a documentary about…
Dimension Films and Todd Phillips' Gentlemen Pictures have acquired the script "Range Rats," a comedy about pint-sized duffers and their cranky golf coach.
Vince Vaughn, Lou Taylor Pucci and Kelli Garner have joined the cast of "Thumbsucker," the Mike Mills feature that just started production in Beaverton, Ore.