With the resignation of its director Marco Muller, and the presentation of its top prize to a 4-year-old banned Chinese pic, the 53rd Locarno Intl. Film Festival (Aug. 2-12) rang down the curtain in…
You know it's August when two major studios agree to share the weekend B.O. title. Sony and Warners reached a detente, with "Hollow Man" and "Space Cowboys" each fetching an estimated $13.1 million…
The Walt Disney Co. is in talks with Andy Tennant ("Fools Rush In," "Ever After") to direct "Sweet Home Alabama" for the studio.
Germany's StudioCanal Produktion and Danish outfit M & M Prods. are set to start shooting "Jolly Roger" in Copenhagen this month. Danish helmer Lasse Spang Olsen ("In China They Eat Dogs") is…
German film upstart Advanced Medien has come on board MGM's Jennifer Love Hewitt starrer "Heartbreakers."
Entertainment completion bond company Intl. Film Guarantors has tapped Frank Isaac VP of production. He will report to exec veep of production Joan Weidman.
David Spade will star for Joe Roth's Revolution Studios in "Puka Pete," a comedy about a shipwrecked '60s hippie and his attempt to reintegrate into contemporary society and start a family.
Mimi Leder is in negotiations to return to DreamWorks to direct the thriller "Collateral" as her next picture. Pic tells the story of a Gotham cabbie who, when he realizes he is driving a hit man…
Billy Crystal ("City Slickers") and John Goodman ("Coyote Ugly") will voice the main characters in "Monster, Inc.," the next computer-generated animation feature from Walt Disney Co. and Pixar. Set…
David Fincher is in serious conversations to helm "They Fought Alone" for Douglas Wick and Lucy Fisher's Sony-based Red Wagon Prods. The original screenplay from playwright and screenwriter William…
With eight films they produced due in theaters in the next six months, Keith Addis and Nick Wechsler's Industry Entertainment appears to have jettisoned its past -- though the company, like similar…