Anjelica Huston will adapt and direct "A Time to Be Born," from the Dawn Powell novel of the same name, for Julia Roberts' Revolution-based Shoelace Productions. Shoelace's Deb Schindler will oversee…
Cash-starved European filmmakers will soon be able to turn to a venture capital fund being set up by the European Investment Bank, European Culture Commissioner Viviane Reding announced Tuesday. The…
The Los Angeles Independent Film Festival has not only received a new name, but a new face as well. Since the fest, now dubbed the Los Angeles Film Festival, changed hands in August landing in the…
Richard Klubeck, formerly executive VP at Mel Gibson's Icon Prods., on Wednesday was named chief operating officer of Jersey Films.
David Fincher and Art Linson are developing New Line's "Seared," a loose adaptation of chef Anthony Bourdain's "Kitchen Confidential," penned by Jesse Wigutow. Pic may shoot next year after Fincher…
Oz film production dropped by 10 features this year compared to 1999, according to the Australian Film Commission's annual production report. But due to the $26 million budget for Fox's "Moulin…
Scribes Michael Colleary and Michael Werb ("Face/Off") will receive upwards of seven figures to pen an untitled drama for John Woo to direct and former Fox topper Bill Mechanic to produce. The deal…
Local company ScreenCorp is poised to begin production in early 2001 on "Batavia," a $30 million feature charting the maiden voyage of a Dutch ship wrecked off the West Australian coast 400 years ago.
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Director Baz Luhrmann delivered a harried two-minute speech Tuesday night in front of 1,200 people on the past, present and future of Australian filmmaking. Luhrmann was speaking at the second…