Miramax Films has acquired the North American and multiple foreign territory rights to actioner "Hero," starring Jet Li and Maggie Cheung and directed by Zhang Yimou.
Smash preems by "Monsters, Inc." and "Ocean's Eleven" in Europe and Asia stoked business over the weekend while Arnold Schwarzenegger in "Collateral Damage" proved he can still draw sizable crowds in…
The Motion Picture Sound Editors org has made its 2001 nominations for the 49th Annual Golden Reel Awards.
Gregg Hoffmann has ankled his post as exec VP at Lynda Obst's LRO Enterprises to become a partner in international distributor and film financier Creative Union Entertainment.
Cannes honchos Gilles Jacob and Thierry Fremeaux may have passed on "Amelie" for last year's line-up but they still have flair to spare, according to over 5,000 fans of France's prestigious and…
A Hungarian businessman sees his double life unravel in the space of 24 hours in "The Last Blues," a disappointing goulash from longtime writer-director Peter Gardos. Tripped up by a script with too…
German filmmaker Andreas Dresen was awarded the Andrzej Wajda/Philip Morris Freedom Prize Sunday night, as part of the Freedom Film Festival closing ceremonies held in east Berlin's historic town…
Bruce Vilanch has been named head writer for the 74th Academy Awards telecast -- the 13th time he has been tapped for the event.
Thesp Michael Landes has inked a deal to topline New Line Cinema's sequel to sleeper hit "Final Destination."
Universal Pictures and Misher Films will turn the life story of hip-hop impresario Russell Simmons into a feature. Companies have optioned "Life and Def," the autobiography Simmons wrote with Nelson…
Columbia TriStar Home Entertainment is launching the Destination Films label designed to raise the profile of popular specialty product such as anime and Asian action films.