Imcine, the state-funded Mexican Film Institute, has unveiled 2.5 million pesos ($245,000) in grants to 31 projects, with the coin intended to defray expenses ranging from scriptwriting to production…
Madonna and Guy Oseary's Maverick Films has acquired the spec "Kool Herc's Breakbeat" by tyro scribe Paul Hirsch in a deal worth low-six figures.
Joel Zwick ("My Big Fat Greek Wedding") has signed on to direct the offbeat romantic comedy "Centerfold" for Mandalay Pictures.
"The True Story of My Life in Rouen" risks boxing itself into a boring technical corner, yet in the end manages to pull off the feat without undue preciousness. An engaging perf by newcomer Jimmy…
Timely and thought-provoking, if a bit rambling, "Forget Baghdad -- Jews and Arabs: The Iraqi Connection" takes a painfully ironic look at five Arab Jews caught up in a violent cultural identity…
Patti Burke has been named head of PDI/DreamWorks, the computer animation facility behind "Shrek" and "Antz."
Wolfgang Petersen has signed on to direct and produce the epic "Troy" for Warner Bros. Pictures and Village Roadshow Pictures. Production is slated to begin in spring 2003.
Roger Donaldson has come aboard to develop "Abyssinia" with the intent of directing the epic love story framed by Mussolini's World War II invasion of Ethiopia.
A rousing celebration of the family-run small business, this Ice Cube-topped ensemble comedy, without offering anything especially new or exciting, provides a springboard for high-voltage comic…
Known for his eccentric features and acclaimed short films, Canadian helmer Guy Maddin comes up with another striking fan-pleaser in "Dracula, Pages From a Virgin's Diary," a vampire ballet. Maddin…
Millennium Films has acquired the thriller spec "Bloodlines" from writer Jay Beattie.