Working Title Films' Tim Bevan and Eric Fellner will be honored as 2001 producers of the year at CinemaExpo Intl., the worldwide exhib confab that opens in Amsterdam next month.
German helmer Volker Schlondorff is set to direct "Pope Joan" for Ufa Film & TV Production.
Sony Pictures Classics has acquired skateboarding docu "Dogtown and Z-Boys" for distribution in North American and English-speaking territories. Financials of the deal were not disclosed.
The 11th Silver Screen Awards honored the best of Asia's films in the culmination of Singapore's 14th Intl. Film Festival (SIFF).
A do-gooder whose deeds invariably most benefit herself -- until she pushes her luck too far -- the protagonist in veteran Iranian helmer Mehdi Sabaghzadeh's "Maral" is a domestic schemer akin to…
New Zealand distribs and exhibs are furious as the government has backed away from a commitment to protect them from imported videotapes and DVDs, which have hammered box office.
Mexico City-based Argos Cine is negotiating for the rights to Gabriel Garcia Marquez's novel "News of a Kidnapping" and is in talks with helmer Luis Mandoki to direct a Spanish-lingo adaptation.
David Brown's Manhattan Project has bought screen rights to the Leif Enger debut novel "Peace Like a River." Brown will produce with his president of production Kit Golden, with whom he teamed for…
U.S. filmmaker Kate Davis' transsexual love story "Southern Comfort" took the top two prizes at the weeklong Hot Docs Intl. Documentary Festival, which wrapped Sunday.
It was one of the bleakest weekends of the year at cinemas overseas, and not even the world preem of "Captain Corelli's Mandolin" in the U.K. could raise the tempo.
Thirty-eight students from 22 U.S. colleges and universities have been tapped finalists for the Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences' 28th annual Student Academy Awards, skedded for June 10 at…