Sony Pictures Classics is in advanced negotiations to take domestic rights to Sundance American Spectrum pic "Haiku Tunnel," directed by Jacob and Josh Kornbluth.
Diversity and humor carried the day at the 23rd Clermont-Ferrand Intl. Festival for short films. The best attended edition to date screened more than 400 shorts and tallied close to 130,000 tickets…
John Cusack has filled his pre-strike slate with two independent projects: He'll act as exec producer on the Lot 47 Films and Blow Up Pictures co-production "Never Get Outta the Boat" and will star…
Outgoing Berlin Intl. Film fest director Moritz de Hadeln opened his final event Wednesday night with a plea: Plow more money into homegrown pics.
After a six-year absence, Richard Sheffield is returning as topper of the mainstream film distribution division of the Becker Group, Becker Entertainment.
Aussie-born Heath Ledger, who first gained major public exposure starring opposite Mel Gibson in last year's "The Patriot," has been chosen as ShoWest 2001's male star of tomorrow.
Warner Bros.' "Miss Congeniality" has won over CBS and Turner's TBS and TNT, which have bought the hit movie in a shared-window package with two other WB titles, "Proof of Life" and "Pay It Forward,"…
Karen Spiegel has been upped to VP corporate communications for Sony Pictures Entertainment.
Nominations for the 73rd annual Academy Awards will be announced Tuesday at 5:30 a.m. by Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences prexy Robert Rehme and fellow Acad officer and Oscar winner Kathy…
Still cobbling together its financing, Bill Mechanic's Pandemonium shingle has preemptively purchased "The Dead Crew," a sci-fi pitch from Ken and Jim Wheat ("Pitch Black").