Chris Klein will next star in "The United State of Leland," joining Ryan Gosling in the indie film that will begin shooting early next year in Los Angeles.
Disney has paid low- against mid- six figures to pick up the original pitch "Cohen Gets Nothing," from writing team Kathy Gori and Alan Berger.
Leelee Sobieski is set to star with John Cusack in "Max" (aka "Hoffman"), the indie drama written and to be directed by Menno Meyjes, who penned "Empire of the Sun" and "The Color Purple."
Joseph Fiennes and Elisabeth Shue have been tapped to topline the indie pic "Leopold Bloom." As the thesps finalize their deals, Sam Shepard, who next appears in Ridley Scott's "Black Hawk Down" for…
Eleven finalists have been selected for the 2002 Sundance/NHK Intl. Filmmakers Awards, with films from the U.S., Albania, Iceland, Poland, Ecuador, Brazil, Uruguay and Japan vying for the awards.
Sunday's Emmy Awards Unity Dinner was certainly more prosaic than the post-parties that had been planned for the two postponed shows.
The producer "From Hell" is staying at Sony's Columbia Pictures. Don Murphy's Angry Films banner will continue to flutter there for at least another 15 months after inking a deal with production…
Liberty Livewire has tapped Thomas Moyes as chief financial officer and senior veep of administration of the post-production conglom's Network Services division.
Oddly enough, Pixar shares shed almost 5% Monday after a weekend that saw the animation studio's Disney co-production "Monsters, Inc." set a new record for a three-day bow by a feature toon.
"Slogans," a French/Albanian co-production, scooped the major awards -- including the 5 million yen ($41,150) Tokyo Grand Prix -- at the 14th Tokyo Intl. Film Festival that wrapped Sunday.
Former Village Cinemas Intl. programming chief Ross Entwistle is jumping the fence, signing on as managing director of Columbia TriStar Film Distributors operations in Australia and New Zealand.