The 40th Critics Week at the 2001 Cannes Intl. Film Festival won't be for the fainthearted, for the lineup of pics are "darker than last year's," said programmer Jose-Maria Riba.
The world premiere of Fisher Stevens' directorial debut "Just a Kiss," starring Marisa Tomei, Kyra Sedgwick and Taye Diggs, will kick off the 6th annual Gen Art Film Festival, running May 2-8 at the…
Miramax Films is keen on "People I Know," negotiating to handle North American distribution for the Al Pacino starrer. Pic is already well into production. Budgeted at $20 million, it was fully…
Sony is taking a doozy of a gamble. It has set a new release date for Julia Roberts starrer "America's Sweethearts" -- the Joe Roth-helmed romancer from Revolution Studios -- opposite Universal's…
The Write Stuff
Universal Music Publishing Group on Tuesday inked music publishing deals with Beacon Communications, Zentropa Enterprises and Pax TV.
Juliet Jones, newly named CEO of Peace Arch Entertainment, has become the first woman to lead the day-to-day operations of a Canuck studio.
Scribes Joe Batteer and John Rice have inked a mid-six- against seven-figure deal to rewrite New Regency's "The Last Samurai," which will be produced by Fox-based John Davis Entertainment.
Artists Production Group and StudioCanal have jointly acquired the sci-fi action pitch "Future Tense," to be penned by writing duo Paul Harris Boardman and Scott Derrickson ("Urban Legends: Final…
USA Films is in final negotiations to pick up North American distribution on the comedy "Wet Hot American Summer," which premiered at the 2001 Sundance Film Festival.
Montreal-based Remstar Distribution will partner with Santa Monica-based FilmFixx on the U.S. release of "Baise-Moi" ("Rape Me"), the controversial French pic penned and directed by Virginie…