France is submitting Jean-Pierre Jeunet's whimsical hit "Amelie" as its candidate for best foreign-language film at the next Oscars.
Julia Roberts will star in Revolution Studios' "Mona Lisa Smile," which will begin filming next spring in an unspecified East Coast city.
Fox has connected with writer-producer Alan Zweibel ("The Story of Us") on comedy pitch "Barbarians at the Plate" in a low- against midsix-figure deal.
Intermedia has put the German rights to its slate back on the market after agreeing to terminate its output deal with Helkon, resolving a bitter dispute that stretches back more than a year.
Fine Line Features has upped Alexandra Rossi to vice president of European acquisitions and production. Rossi will remain based in the U.K., reporting to prexy Mark Ordesky and senior veep of…
Paramount Classics has acquired North American distribution rights to Paul McGuigan's "The Reckoning" as part of a multiterritory deal.
Lone Scherfig's "Italian for Beginners" and Jan Sverak's "Dark Blue World" have been chosen to represent Denmark and the Czech Republic, respectively, as contenders for this year's Oscar for best…
Lions Gate Intl. has picked up foreign sales rights, excluding Canada, for the action-thriller "Framed."
In a near-seven-figure deal, which comes with a significant P&A commitment, IFC Films has acquired all North American rights to writer-director Rose Troche's "The Safety of Objects."
Greek helmer Theo Angelopoulos will recount the history of the 20th century through the eyes of three women in a trio of films produced by Giorgio Silvagni through his French company Intermedias.
U.K. cinema admissions are up 5% to 113 million in the first nine months of the year, with "Harry Potter" and "The Fellowship of the Ring" likely to push the 2001 figure to a new record.