Producer Wallis Nicita ("Six Days, Seven Nights") has lined up two adaptations of novels set in exotic locales, one of which will serve as her directorial debut.
"Kaaterskill Falls," directed and produced by Josh Apter and Peter Olsen, received the 2001 Critics Prize at the Independent Feature Project/West Los Angeles Film Festival, which ended Saturday.
Susan Wrubel, a former exec at New Yorker and October, is joining Madstone Films as VP of film acquisitions.
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Guardians of the Galaxy
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Dolphin Tale 2
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Fans of Julia Roberts and Brad Pitt turned out in force for "The Mexican" in Australia but in lesser numbers in the U.K. over the weekend, while "Along Came a Spider" spun an underwhelming offshore…
Jean-Claude Van Damme will star in the kung-fu actioner "The Monk" for Avi Lerner's Millennium Films and director Ringo Lam ("City On Fire").
NYU and arts patron Alberto Vilar will announce today the creation of a $23.4 million international academic scholarship program in the performing arts to begin in fall 2002.
Peter Bart: The Backlot
Rachael Horovitz, senior vice president of production at New Line Cinema and a five-year vet of New Line and Fine Line Features, has ankled the company to join Revolution Studios.
Art or propaganda? Is it possible to appreciate the importance of Leni Riefenstahl's "Triumph of the Will" without seeming to embrace the repulsive politics of its subject, Adolph Hitler?
The pitfalls of "temporary marriage" -- a ritual in Islamic countries -- is the emotionally fertile ground of "Hemlock," a potent if ultimately contrived drama covering the adult side of the Iranian…