Director Agnieszka Holland will direct "Julia Walking Home" from a script she co-wrote with Roman Gren and Arlene Sarner. Casting is under way, with Miranda Otto ("What Lies Beneath") among the leads…
The second feature by 20-year-old Samira Makmalbaf is in many ways an advance on her first, more intimate offering, "The Apple." A bold and provocative look at the plight of refugees and other…
Paul Schiff, whose producing resume includes "Rushmore" and "My Cousin Vinny," is closing his Disney-based production company and joining Propaganda Films.
Helkon Media's new international sales company, Helkon Intl. Pictures, is making a mighty bow, selling off foreign rights to MGM's $85 million "Rollerball." Helkon, along with Japan's Toho-Towa, is a…
The new John Travolta starrer proves that even members of the $20 million-per club can push audience goodwill to the breaking point -- and that point may soon be synonymous with "Battlefield Earth."…
Sony-based Ray Stark's Rastar Prods. is going indie: In partnership with George Lascu and Cindy Kuipers and their Rex Films, the company will produce "The Night of the Iguana," based on the Tennessee…
Horror maestro George Romero is back with more gore, writing and directing vampire thriller "The Ill" for year-old Gotham-based indie P-Kino Films. Pic is P-Kino's first. Death and the walking undead…
Artisan Entertainment's co-CEO Amir Malin and Miramax Films' co-chair Harvey Weinstein will do a dirty dance of their own with "Dirty Dancing 2," a theatrical remake of the 1987 hit.
StudioCanal France will fully finance the $16 million pic "Speaking of Sex," to be helmed by John McNaughton ("Wild Things"). Deal highlights the French company's ambitions to increase its…
The Independent Feature Project has announced the addition of a new annual laurel, the Anthony Radziwill Documentary Achievement Award, to bow at the 2000 IFP Gotham Awards ceremony in the fall.
Two reports on the French cinema give a mixed picture of how the film industry is faring.