Former Miramax exec and indie producer Amy Israel has been named head of production at the Orphanage, the post-production outfit founded by a trio of former f/x artists at Industrial Light & Magic.
The American Film Institute welcomed a stellar turnout for an "AFI Awards 2002" luncheon that was energetic, fast and fun.
Robert Lantos has acquired a 50% stake in North American indie distributor Thinkfilm.
Scribe Sheldon Turner's pitch "Overtime" has sold in overtime -- with Warner Bros. edging out Fox and New Line in a two-day marathon of bidding. Pitch sold for $350,000 against $600,000.
What is it about Irving Grant Thalberg that lingers? After all, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences' Irving Thalberg Memorial Award is given away to people who have never attempted his job…
Roger Bart, the Tony-winning actor who has just taken the role of Leo Bloom in Broadway's "The Producers," will make his feature starring debut in "The Stepford Wives," the Frank Oz-directed remake…
The French film world on Thursday paid its last respects to Maurice Pialat, the notoriously difficult but influential film director who died on Saturday aged 77.
Teutonic film group Constantin has picked up German-speaking theatrical, video and DVD to "(T)Raumschiff Surprise -- Periode 1," a "Star Trek" spoof from "Manitou's Shoe" helmer Michael Herbig.
Peter Care's "The Dangerous Lives of Altar Boys," starring Jodie Foster, will be among the pics screening at the Berlin Intl. Film Festival's children's sidebar next month.
German film group Senator Entertainment's chief operating officer Friedrich-Carl Wachs is quitting after just nine months. Company said Wachs' exit was a mutual decision. He will leave Jan. 31.