Disney has set a July start date for its remake of "The Shaggy Dog," and the studio has asked Brian Robbins to direct Tim Allen as a man who occasionally changes into a sheepdog.
Sobini Films, a production, financing and sales shingle headed by Mark Amin, has acquired worldwide rights to first-time writer-director Joey Curtis' street-racing drama "Quattro Noza."
Tolkien geeks continue to emerge from the woodwork in droves, as special events capitalizing on the release of the final chapter of "The Lord of the Rings" trilogy pop up all over Gotham.
ThinkFilm has acquired North American rights to British actor-author Stephen Fry's first film as writer-director, "Bright Young Things."
The restructured FilmFour is backing the development of a movie of D.B.C. Pierre's Booker Prize-winning novel "Vernon God Little," with Pawel Pawlikowski attached to direct for L.A.-based producer…
The Library of Congress on Tuesday named "Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid" and "National Velvet" to the National Film Registry, cementing the American classics as a permanent part of movie history.
Rentrak Theatrical has added MGM and New Line to its roster of box office tracking clients.
"Mystic River" and "In America" topped the Broadcast Film Critics Assn.'s list for 2003, receiving eight and seven, respectively, Critics' Choice Award nominations on Tuesday.
Alain Coiffier, Madrid Film Lab prexy, has added duties as Panavision director of operations for France and Spain, effective Dec. 1. He will report to Panavision's European prexy, Dennis Noonan.
The Toronto Intl. Film Festival Group Tuesday presented its 10 best Canadian films for 2003, including Denys Arcand's Cannes honoree, "The Barbarian Invasions."
"Oliver Twist," Roman Polanski's take on Charles Dickens' classic tale and the helmer's followup to his Oscar-winning "The Pianist," will begin shooting June 21 in Prague.
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