Veteran scripter Gerald DiPego and sons Justin and Zachary have signed a deal with MGM to write a feature based on long-running sci-fi hit "The Outer Limits" in what could become a film franchise.
Norwegian director Arne Lindtner Naess' "The Olsen Gang Jr. Goes Under Water" will be the first pic subsidized by a new Norwegian Film Fund initiative.
The U.K.'s Film Council has announced a new round of slate devel-opment deals with four British produc-tion companies.
Helmer Soren Fauli's "Polle Ficion," the feature spinoff from telco Sonofon's commercials about a village fool, has become the third-largest opening local film in Denmark.
Randy Newman and John Goodman are skedded to perform Newman's Oscar-nominated song "If I Didn't Have You," from the animated film "Monsters, Inc," during the March 24 Academy Awards telecast.
Gallic filmmakers last year cranked out a record 204 films --33 more than in 2000 and the highest number since the industry began keeping track in 1949.
Pierluigi Celli, former director general of Italian pubcaster RAI, looks set to become director of the Venice Intl. Film Festival.
Danish director Søren Kragh-Jacobsen, whose Dogma 3: "Mifune" won a Silver Bear at the 1999 Berlinale and sold to 40 countries, starts lensing on his new $4.2 million feature "Skagerak" in Scotland…
"I Was a Rat," a U.K./Canadian co-production directed by Laurie Lynd, will world preem as the opener of the fifth Sprockets Toronto Intl. Film Festival for Children, skedded for April 12-21.
The rise and fall of Enron is a spectacle to rival any Hollywood disaster movie and the town is taking notice. The last few weeks have seen scores of book deals on the corporate debacle, and a…
Larry Kasanoff's Threshold Entertainment has purchased all remake rights to the Japanese 1994 anime blockbuster "Ninja Scroll" from Japanese anime studio Madhouse. Acquisition marks Threshold's first…