Three-time Oscar-nommed costume designer Ann Roth ("The Talented Mr. Ripley") will receive the Theater Development Fund's Irene Sharaff lifetime achievement in costume design award at a reception…
Sizzling hot off winning the Oscar for his turn in "American Beauty," Kevin Spacey has committed to star in "The Shipping News," a film to be helmed by Oscar-nominated director Lasse Hallstrom ("The…
Two decades ago when Scott Harris headhunted Debbie Haeusler, Innovative Artists' interest in below-the-line talent was already a key -- if somewhat limited -- part of its focus.
William Lee Scott has been cast as one of a group of five fighter pilots in the Michael Bay/Jerry Bruckheimer pic "Pearl Harbor."
Unapix Films Theatrical, a newly formed distrib arm of Unapix Entertainment headed by Richard Abramowitz, has acquired its first two films for release: "Grass," a documentary narrated by Woody…
Sony-based Phoenix Pictures has come out the victor in a bidding war for "Basic," paying $400,000 against $700,000 for the thriller by scribe James Vanderbilt. The company plans to put the project on…
Parker Posey will join Rachel Leigh Cook in Universal's "Josie and the Pussycats," taking on the role of a sexy and manipulative recording industry executive and band manager.
"Urban Legend" director Jamie Blanks will helm "Valentine," a potential romantic horror franchise that Warner Bros. Pictures has targeted for a 2001 Valentine's Day release.
Woody Allen has signed a three-picture domestic distribution deal with DreamWorks, just after ending his association with Jean Doumanian's Sweetland Films (Daily Variety, March 17).
Odeon Cinemas, the U.K.'s largest theater chain, is joining forces with the British Film Institute in a pioneering initiative to bring arthouse pics to a wider audience.
An amazing and privileged inside look at one of the few certifiable counterculture events of this thoroughly commercialized age, "Burning Man: The Burning Sensation" is a knock-out documentary with a…