Director Csaba Kael's film version of a Hungarian opera masterpiece, Ferenc Erkel's "Bank Ban," is ultimately an invaluable entry in the opera-on-film library. A fine lead cast of voices underlines…
Orlando Bloom will star in "Troy," the adaptation of "The Illiad" being directed by Wolfgang Petersen for Warner Bros. and Village Roadshow Pictures.
APG has optioned Jane Heller's latest novel, "The Secret Ingredient," for Jamie McGurk and Dey Young's Off Balance Prods.
In a mid-six against seven-figure deal, New Line has bought an untitled pitch for a thriller to be scripted by Jason Rothenberg and Bill Robinson. Cathy Konrad will produce.
Laura Ziskin Prods. has set up "Me and My Monster" at Columbia Pictures. In addition to Ziskin, Stan Winston is on board in a producing role in addition to acting as a creature creator.
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The Sundance Institute and Japanese broadcasting corporation NHK have selected 12 finalists for the 2003 Sundance/NHK Intl. Filmmaker Awards.
Heroes and villains have been tapped as the focus for the American Film Institute's sixth installment of the org's annual "100 Years" TV special.
In a rare departure for the Spanish film industry, prodco Markab Creativos has created a new division to find international and local financing for the Spanish film and TV industries.
The Screen Actors Guild has tapped Clint Eastwood as the 2002 recipient of its Life Achievement Award, to be presented at the SAG Awards on March 9.
Miramax put in a first-time appearance at the Mannheim-Heidelberg Intl. Film Festival's co-production meetings, which wrapped Tuesday with a record attendance.