To borrow an old phrase: When in Venice, do as the Venetians do. While those in the industry associate Venice in September with the busy and frantic atmosphere of its international film festival, for…
Strong lead performances and an easily exploitable rap-hip-hop soundtrack fuel "In Too Deep," a formulaic but effectively gritty inner-city crime drama that should post above-average numbers in urban…
Ed Harris is in talks to join Vince Vaughn in Gregory Mosher’s “The Prime Gig” for Cary Woods’ Independent Pictures. Pic is about a young telemarketer (Vaughn) who goes to work for a polished con…
While Cannes itself is certainly one of the premier resort towns of the world, after two weeks of nonstop screenings, deals and parties, a harried film exec might want to unwind in a different…
Sid Ganis has been elected president of the Academy Foundation, the educational and cultural arm of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences.
The industry sidebar at the Toronto Intl. Film Festival has been beefed up to include more panels, guests and an expanded sales office. Symposium '99, which is the cornerstone event of the Rogers…
After an extended search for a screenwriter, Will Smith's Universal-based Overbrook Entertainment has enlisted Geoff Rodkey to adapt the Bryan Burrough-penned novel "Dragon Heart."
Twentieth Century Fox has picked up an untitled pitch by writer-director Alex Proyas and scribe Jerrold E. Brown, who will develop the time travel project as a future directing vehicle for Proyas.
After scheduling conflicts caused him to walk away from the project once (Daily Variety, July 22), Nicolas Cage is back in negotiations to star in the Working Title/Universal feature "Captain…
The Sarajevo Film Festival kicked off its fifth year on Friday with a screening of "Notting Hill" attended by a standing-room crowd in the 2,500-seat Obala Open Air Cinema.
Los Angeles-based Austrian director Robert Dornhelm's "The Venice Project," starring Lauren Bacall, Dennis Hopper, Stockard Channing and Linus Roache will have its world premiere, appropriately, as…