United International Pictures is setting up its own local film distributor for the Polish market. The move follows the official end of UIP's three year-old joint venture with local player ITI.
Mark Ruffalo ("You Can Count on Me") is in negotiations to co-star with Mel Gibson in M. Night Shyamalan's thriller "Signs" for the Walt Disney Co.
Director George Armitage ("Grosse Pointe Blank") and son Brent have launched StudioNotes (SN) at www.studionotes.com, a service providing aspiring writers in-depth, studio-style development notes for…
With "Pearl Harbor" set to occupy Germany on June 7, that country's critics are throwing the same brickbats their Stateside colleagues did -- but with a twist.
Gregory Nava's El Norte Prods. is in final negotiations to set up a pitch set in the world of Latin dance competitions at Miramax Films. "On Two," a father-daughter story, will be penned by Lee Davis…
In this commencement season, the now infamous "Town & Country" is graduating to the record books as Hollywood's biggest modern-day flop. New Line's Warren Beatty starrer leaves U.S. theaters this…
Off Line Releasing, the nascent distrib whose pic "The Taste of Others" landed an Oscar nom for best foreign-language film last year, has tasted success -- but at a price.
Danish helmer Billie August is set to present the international premiere of his latest pic "A Song for Martin" as the Swedish entry in the Karlovy Vary fest competition. August will attend the July 7…
Holland's controversial tax incentive scheme may be under the gun, but Telefilm, a coin subsid for producers of 90-minute TV pics, is an unmitigated success.
At a time when films live or die by their opening weekend-B.O., studio marketing campaigns tend to have as much staying power as Bridget Jones' latest diet.
"Pavilion of Women" producer-co-writer-star Luo Yan plans to bring Western-style expertise in film marketing and distribution to China.