MGM is taking a plunge down the rabbit hole with "Living Neon Dreams," a contempo "Alice in Wonderland" tale from 22-year-old American writer-director Jeremy Tarr.
HBO, which is becoming much more active in producing and acquiring feature films, will team with Fine Line Features in an overall distribution pact. Time Warner sister company will thus become the…
Italian producer Aurelio De Laurentiis has sealed the first foreign sale of his $70 million retro sci-fi movie "World of Tomorrow," with Gaga Communications reportedly paying north of $10 million for…
Universal Pictures has cast Spanish actress Elena Anaya ("Talk to Her," "Sex and Lucia") in Stephen Sommer's gothic action extravaganza, "Van Helsing."
Don't fear Hollywood. While the U.S. government is negotiating free trade pacts with various countries, it is not striving to abolish local TV quotas or film subsidies, Jack Valenti told Variety.
Two of Europe's biggest film companies, France's EuropaCorp and Italy's RAI Cinema, have inked a three-year production-distribution pact.
Digital video may be democratizing the biz but it brings downsides, agreed the assembled helmers at the American Directors session of the Variety Village Cannes Conference Series on Saturday.
A bio of Mother Teresa will kick off a six-pic $80 million co-venture between Blue Spice Films and Italo producer Lux Vide.
Spanish helmer Carlos Saura ("Cria Cuervos," "Carmen") will direct the tentatively titled "El septimo dia" (The Seventh Day) for Spanish prodco Lolafilms.
Stratus Films has inked a three-year, first-look co-financing and distribution pact with Universal and its Focus Features division. Stratus, financed by real estate mogul Bob Yari, will fund 80% of…
For Roadshow and Warners, the studios behind "The Matrix" franchise, it looks as if the wait has been worth it. Installment two, "The Matrix Reloaded," preemed in 13 countries over the weekend, day…