Until closing night, audiences at the 18th Carthage Film Days seemed short of their usual enthusiasm for the world's premier showcase of African and Arab cinema. Tunis' biannual fest unspooled…
Novelist and comic book scribe Neil Gaiman is expanding his foray onto the bigscreen, inking a deal with Miramax Films to pen and helm the true story "The Confessions of William Henry Ireland."
New Polish distrib SPI celebrated Halloween early with its Oct. 20 bow of "Scream 3." Pic hit first place its opening weekend and represents the largest Miramax opening in Poland. SPI follows it with…
In his first feature directorial outing in seven years, Peter Bogdanovich will helm "The Cat's Meow" for Lions Gate Entertainment and German production company KC Medien.
After the successful launch of multiplex theaters in France, Spain, Holland, Germany and its native territory Belgium, international exhibition concern Kinepolis unveiled its first multiscreen venue…
"The English Patient" will become the English doctor: Ralph Fiennes will replace Kevin Costner in Mandalay Pictures' "Beyond Borders." Costner's other project, the MGM pic "Dragonfly," will preclude…
The Film Consortium has had its lottery production franchise renewed for another three years by the U.K.'s new Film Council.
"Elegy for Iris" is in turnaround from Sony's Columbia Pictures and headed for Paramount with Scott Rudin Prods. With Judi Dench attached to star in the title role, "Iris" is being helmed by Richard…
Moonstone Intl. Labs, the European workshop program for screenwriters and directors that functions in collaboration with the Sundance Institute, has announced its first screenwriting laboratory to…
Meg Ryan and Hugh Jackman ("X-Men") will star in the time-travel romantic comedy "Kate & Leopold" for Miramax Films for director James Mangold. Cathy Konrad will produce.
Leading Japanese multiplex operator Warner Mycal is ending the year with a ribbon-cutting fest on six new multiplexes that will raise the company's share of the local exhibition market to about 15%.