Steven Reuther's Bel Air Entertainment has made a writer out of Rocket Video clerk Jay Friedman with its preemptive mid- against high-six purchase of the heist script "Diamond Dogs."
"Billy Elliot," the story of a blue-collar boy who's an aspiring ballet dancer, accomplished a quadruple pirouette at the third annual British Independent Film Awards Wednesday.
DreamWorks and producer David Permut have set up a remake of "Comme des rois," the 1997 French film better known as "Kings for a Day."
David Baer is adapting his award-winning short film "Angryman" into a feature that will star Baer opposite Ione Skye and Debbie Matenopoulos, with additional appearances by MTV's Kurt Loder and porn…
The National Trust for Historic Preservation has bestowed a 2000 National Preservation Award upon the Egyptian Theatre.
John Cleese has signed to portray Nearly-Headless Nick in Warner Bros. Pictures' "Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone." Pic is currently shooting in the U.K.
Overbrook Entertainment, the production partnership of Will Smith and James Lassiter, has tapped former Winkler Films veep SoYun Roe film exec-writer and tapped producer Stacey Matthew TV division VP.
Going halfway in his ambition to cinematically expand a complex crime tale he created for the stage, Laurence Fishburne's "Once in the Life" is a film that ultimately feels stagebound and excessively…
Pentamedia does not own any part of Stan Lee Media. Information was incorrect in Tuesday’s paper. * * * Director Jay Roach is repped by ICM’s Nick Reed and Doug Maclaren. Information was incomplete…
Twentieth Century Fox has fired the opening shot in the battle for prime summer 2001 real estate by skedding release dates for its four event films. The slate includes a revised release date for…
The upcoming Paramount Classics release "You Can Count On Me" from writer-director Kenneth Lonergan took two awards for best film and best new writer at the awards ceremony that closed the AFI Fest…