The U.K.'s new Film Council has plunged heavily into development, thrown its weight behind commercial movies and set its sights firmly upon Europe.
Article27, an online venture to distribute arthouse movies around the world, has completed a multimillion-dollar round of fund-raising in preparation for launch this summer.
Tony Scott ("Enemy of the State," "Crimson Tide") has committed to direct the newly greenlit "Take Down" for Disney, with Jerry Bruckheimer attached to produce.
Allen Daviau has been named cinematographer in residence at UCLA's School of Theater Film and Television.
The British Academy of Film and Television Arts Los Angeles will honor Steven Spielberg with the 10th annual Britannia Award, which the organization last year renamed the Stanley Kubrick Britannia…
Producer Gale Anne Hurd's two production banners, Pacific Western and Valhalla, have folded into Valhalla Motion Pictures.
French Stewart, Bo Derek and Karina Lombard ("Legends of the Fall") are set to star in the E! telefilm "Murder at the Cannes Film Festival," lensing on location at this month's fest. Helmer Harvey…
DreamWorks has acquired domestic distribution rights to "The Contender," an independently produced political drama starring Joan Allen, Jeff Bridges and Gary Oldman.
Meg Ryan has committed to star in Mandalay Pictures' "Beyond Borders," directed by Oliver Stone. The star had been considering an offer to topline Par-based CW Prods.' thriller "Criminal…
In German video biz history, 1999 will go down as the breakthrough year for DVD.