Suggesting an Iranian spin on "Romeo and Juliet," but with the notion of tragic, unconditional love replaced by world-weariness and cynicism, director Rassul Sadr Ameli's "The Girl in the Sneakers"…
Producer Jerry Bruckheimer, Disney's largest and most successful supplier of films, has re-upped his deal with the Mouse House for an additional three years.
"Gladiator" and "The Insider" proved that Russell Crowe is versatile, but he's considering showing a whole new side by making his directing debut.
Philip Seymour Hoffman and Donovan Leitch have committed to act in and direct, respectively, "Last Party 2000" for Henri Kessler's Gotham-based Offline Entertainment Group.
The Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences will fete sound designer and film editor Walter Murch as a prelude to its two-week series on sound in motion pictures that kicks off Oct. 6.
Blue Sky Studios, a unit of Fox Filmed Entertainment, has entered an agreement with Compaq computer that will solidify Blue Sky's standing as Fox's East Coast animation studio.
Spain has a new and powerful kid on the distribution block. High-flying private Spanish broadcaster Telecinco has inked a theatrical co-distribution deal with Buena Vista Intl. Spain (BVIS), which…
Two of the biggest hits of the summer, "Mission: Impossible 2" and "Scary Movie," wrapped up network deals Thursday: TBS will share a cable/broadcast window of "M:I-2" with either CBS or ABC, while…
Former "NYPD Blue" star Jimmy Smits and horror-film legend Christopher Lee have joined the cast of episode II of the "Star Wars" saga.
Celebrating its 26th anni, the Humanitas prize -- which honors humanizing achievement in film and TV writing each year -- recognized "Love and Basketball" writer/director Gina Prince-Bythwood…
Kevin Hardesty, formerly director of development at Alphaville, Wednesday was named VP of production at Jersey Films. Hardesty will be responsible for generating material and story ideas for Jersey…