Director Ang Lee's "Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon," starring Chow Yun-Fat and Michelle Yeoh, will open the 19th Vancouver Intl. Film Festival, which runs Sept. 22-Oct. 5. About 150 films from 50…
Not if Artisan Entertainment can help it. Artisan, the distributors of Aronofsky's second feature, "Requiem for a Dream," is appealing the MPAA decision that slapped the film with an NC-17 rating on…
"How to Kill Your Neighbor's Dog," a comedy written and directed by Michael Kalesniko, will close this year's Toronto Intl. Film Festival.
Jason Schwartzman has signed on to writer-director Andrew Niccol's "Simone," the Al Pacino starrer set up at New Line Cinema.
The San Sebastian Intl. Film Festival (Sept. 21-30) has chosen to bookend its Festival Tops panorama of recent fest hits with features from Asian helmers. Festival Tops will open with Ang Lee's…
Joseph Fiennes is in negotiations to star opposite Heather Graham in "Killing Me Softly," the first English-lingo pic from Chinese helmer Chen Kaige ("Farewell My Concubine").
Director Boaz Yakin has been hired to co-write and direct Warner Bros.' live-action adaptation of the WB Kids net animated series "Batman Beyond." "Beyond" does not, however, supersede Warners' plans…
Even their own countrymen are questioning the wisdom of German companies investing millions in Hollywood. Der Speigel writes: "Viel Geld, Wenig Ahnung" (Plenty of Money, Not Much of a Clue) and…
New Line Cinema has struck a seven-figure deal for Oscar-winning scribe Ted Tally ("The Silence of the Lambs") to adapt Joe R. Lansdale's 1995 novel "Mucho Mojo." "Mojo" is one of several Landsdale…
Fox 2000 has hired "The A-Team." Stephen J. Cannell's smash small-screen skein has been snatched up from turnaround at Universal Pictures by Top Cow Prods.
The Artists Rights Foundation has named director-producer Sydney Pollack as this year's recipient of its John Huston Award for Artists Rights.