"Blurred" is a more innocent variation on "American Pie" and other Hollywood teen pics, with a dash of "Short Cuts" thrown in. Filled with immensely likable characters and papered with wall-to-wall…
SAG has tapped Patty Duke, Carrie Fisher and Robert Guillaume to receive the guild's Harold Russell Award for contributions to awareness and understanding of people with disabilities.
The Sundance Institute has received a grant from the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation that will sponsor a fellowship, a filmmaking prize and a new Sundance Film Festival panel.
Zurich-based financing/distrib entity Epsilon has optioned thriller "The Duelist" from scribes Dan Dworkin and Jay Beattie, to be produced by Jan de Bont's Blue Tulip Prods. and Rick Lashbrook's R.L…
Cale Boyter has been promoted to director of development and Magnus Kim has been named creative executive at New Line Cinema.
Polish cinematographer Witold Sobocinski has been tapped to receive the American Society of Cinematographers' Intl. Achievement Award.
Jonathan Mone has been promoted to VP production at Walt Disney's Mayhem Pictures.
Paramount Pictures has located John Schultz to direct "Where's Waldo?" for Nickelodeon Films.
The Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences has tapped two film professors, one from King's College at the U. of London and another from USC, as 2002 Academy Film Scholars.
Radar Pictures has acquired David Callaham's suspenser spec "Horsemen" for Michael Bay's Platinum Dunes.
Marvel Enterprises said Wednesday that continued big bucks from "Spider-Man" box office proceeds and licensing fees helped the New York-based comix giant get back into the black for the third quarter.