One of the most powerful jobs in the Australian film industry is up for grabs with the departure of the CEO of Australia's Film Finance Corporation, Catriona Hughes, after 14 years with the org.
Financing/production outfit Magellan Filmed Entertainment has paid an undisclosed sum to option the rights to the spec script "The Pleasure of Your Company," a comedy from actor Michael Ian Black…
Director Stephen Daldry, screenwriter David Hare and producer Scott Rudin are reteaming at Paramount for an adaptation of Jonathan Franzen's National Book Award winner "The Corrections."
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Scribe Jay Wolpert, who penned the action-adventure "The Count of Monte Cristo," for Spyglass and Disney and the original draft of the upcoming high-profile pic "Pirates of the Caribbean," for…
Robert Shaye, founder, co-chairman and co-CEO of New Line Cinema, will receive the AFMA Lifetime Achievement Award at this year's American Film Market.
Patrick de Bokay and Sandy Mandelberger have established the U.S. Film Festivals Circuit, a promotion and marketing platform that links major national sponsors with domestic film festivals.
IFC Films is in final negotiations to pick up the North American distribution rights to "XX/XY," by first-time filmmaker Austin Chick. The pic screened in competition at the recent Sundance Film…
Al Pacino has signed to play a small role in "Gigli," the Revolution Studios-Columbia caper pic directed by Martin Brest now shooting in Los Angeles.
Jersey Films has promoted Adrienne Biddle to director of development. Biddle, formerly a creative exec, joined the shingle in 1998.