Griffin Dunne is in final negotiations to direct "The Jane Plan" for Walt Disney Pictures.
Larry Clark ("Kids") will direct "Interrupted," based on Nicholas Ray's posthumous autobiography " I Was Interupted," edited by Susan Ray. Gotham-based City Lights Pictures' Danny Fisher, Jack Fisher…
On the eve of this year's U.S. Open, New Line Cinema has tapped Jim Kouf to pen the script for the Jamie Foxx golf comedy "Ingle Woods."
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As part of UCLA's Festival 2002: A Showcase of Student Work, which kicked off Friday, the UCLA School of Theater, Film and Television will bestow Spotlight Awards Thursday upon nine student helmers.
Lions Gate Films and TVA Films have joined together to create a new Toronto-based film distribution company, JV Media.
Isabelle Huppert, Hugh Grant, Mike Leigh and Ennio Morricone are among recipients of this year's Taormina Arte Diamond Award for their work and contributions to cinema.
Sun Television Cybernetworks Holdings, a Chinese content provider aiming to become a major multi-media force, is taking a 50% stake in Mainland film company Beida Huayi from Beida Culture Investment.
Pathe Distribution and FilmFour have picked up U.K. rights to "Bulletproof Monk" from Stewart Till's Signpost Films.
Lions Gate has acquired the North American rights to Florent Emilio Siri's "Nid de guepes" (The Nest). Deal was brokered by Pathe Intl.'s Pascal Diot.
A truly oddball venture --- a romantic drama shot and set in the Netherlands, made by African-American filmmakers --- Darien Sills-Evans' "X-Patriots" generates interest for its novelty value alone…