Brent Forrester's comedy pitch "Gazillionaire" has made him a millionaire. New Line Cinema has paid Forrester a heady $1 million to write up his idea described as "The Great Gatsby" as a broad comedy.
The Canadian government has settled a dispute between specialty channel license applicants without stepping on anyone's toes.
The latest entry in the pop culture arena to riff on the Mafia, "Mickey Blue Eyes" is an engaging, often very funny fish-out-of-water story that provides Hugh Grant with an excellent vehicle. Well…
The United States Information Service is celebrating the contributions that African-Americans have made to cinema by hosting an African-American Film Festival here.
That troublesome mini-genre of Yanks ensnared by corrupt Third World legal systems is back in "Brokedown Palace," a well acted but problematic drama that plunks two innocent teenage American girls…
The Spanish film industry has never had it so good. Or not at least for the last 15 years, according to statistics published by Spain's ICAA Spanish Film Institute.
The U.S. Comedy Arts Festival is now accepting submissions for next year's USCAF Film Discovery Showcase.
Controversial mainland Chinese filmmaker Zhang Yuan's "Seventeen Years" is the final title chosen to compete in the 56th Venice Intl. Film Festival, which runs Sept. 1-11.
Natasha Henstridge will join Gwyneth Paltrow and Ben Affleck in Don Roos’ “Bounce” for Miramax. The drama unfolds as Affleck’s character gives away a plane ticket to an anxious traveler in order to…
Columbia Pictures has purchased scribe Michael Frost Beckner's "The Third Fate," a pitch for Sydney Pollack's Sony-based Mirage Enterprises to produce, for a high-six against low- seven figures.
The return of the Large Band behind Texas troubadour Lyle Lovett is no nostalgic exercise. After a three-year absence, during which time Lovett converted his backing unit to an all-string band…