It's turning into a big year for Richard Adler. Miramax recently announced plans for a remake of his "Damn Yankees." Now producers Jeffrey Richards and James Fuld are moving ahead with a major…
Latest gem from Palestinian helmer Hany Abu-Assad ("Rana's Wedding," "Nazareth 2000") is a jaunty absurdist docu concentrating on one of the thousands of white Ford vans, formerly Israeli police…
DreamWorks Pictures has acquired "American Gothic," a novel about brothers Edwin and John Wilkes Booth for William Horberg's Wonderland Films, Todd Field's Standard Film Co., and Sydney Pollack and…
Talent agency Endeavor has blackballed film financier Intermedia until client Diane Lane is paid nearly $2.7 million allegedly owed to her under a pay or play deal.
Guy East and Nigel Sinclair's Spitfire Pictures has teamed with Mark Johnson's Grand Via on "Stranger on the Shore," a spec script by Scott Johnson. They've set up the project at Intermedia through…
The already-shaky outlook for the California Film Commission worsened Tuesday as state legislators hammered out a compromise 2003-04 budget to close the state's $38 billion deficit.
Keying on the rising popularity of co-star Keira Knightley, Fox Searchlight this weekend will re-expand femme-soccer drama "Bend It Like Beckham," reaching wide release for the first time.
Jared Leto has been set to co-star in "Alexander," the Oliver Stone-directed epic for Intermedia and Warner Bros. Leto will play Hephaistion, Alexander's top general and his lifelong companion.
German helmer Margarethe von Trotta's "Rosenstrasse" will have its North American preem as a gala presentation at the Toronto Intl. Film Festival.
In a sign that Eastern Euro markets are picking up, Warner Bros. has closed a megabuck TV licensing deal with three Russian broadcasters worth $65 million all told, likely a record for that territory.
A personal docu that draws on filmmaker Angelika Levi's extensive archive of multi-generational home movies, "My Life Part 2" works on several levels -- chief among them, regard of the global Jewish…