Twentieth Century Fox is going ape over its latest summer franchise and the merchandising possibilities it's likely to spawn.
Motion Picture Assn. topper Jack Valenti will be making the rounds at the Berlin Intl. Film Festival to bolster support for digital copyright protection, an issue on which the European Parliament…
Could they be any more immature? Long-unfinished 1995 Amer-indie "Don's Plum" finally reveals itself to be an unpleasant ensembler featuring Leonardo Di Caprio and Tobey Maguire as "bros" who gather…
Sony Classics has picked up North American theatrical, homevideo and television rights to Czech hit "Divided We Fall."
In what would be the first film in the new co-financing deal between them, Warner Bros. and Gaylord Films are moving quickly to cast the ensemble piece "Divine Secrets of the Ya-Ya Sisterhood," with…
Eight of France's best-known actresses, including Catherine Deneuve, Emmanuelle Beart and Virginie Ledoyen, are to co-star in "Eight Women," the next movie by Gallic helmer Francois Ozon.
The Publicists Guild of America has tapped Universal's "Dr. Seuss' How the Grinch Stole Christmas," DreamWorks/U's "Gladiator," Paramount's "Mission: Impossible 2," Warner's "The Perfect Storm,"…
A record-busting bow by "Hannibal" in Italy and potent preems by local laffer "Would I Lie to You 2" in France, "Unbreakable" in Japan and "102 Dalmatians" in German-speaking territories and Spain…
The American Film Market has announced its series of 2001 seminars to be held Feb. 21-28, including sessions organized by the WGA/West, the DGA, IFP/West and Women in Film.
Sony-based Rogue Pictures has sold an original pitch, tentatively titled "The Viagra Project," to Working Title Films. Tom Benedict ("Cocoon") will pen the script.
"Traffic" producer Ed Zwick was awakened by Russell Schwartz from USA Films with the nomination news, which gave him a jump on making his kids' school lunches. Reflecting on "Traffic's" five nods, he…