The Walt Disney Co. is planning to release at least five large-format films in the next few years, beginning with a retooled "Beauty and the Beast" for Imax theaters skedded for March 8, 2002.
The 2001 FIU Miami Film Festival will feature a Fipresci award for the first time in its 18th edition, which includes nine U.S. preems this year.
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On the heels of five Oscar nominations for the Steven Soderbergh-directed "Traffic," pic's producer Laura Bickford is finalizing a new two-year, first-look production deal with Universal Pictures.
Picture This Entertainment has acquired U.S. rights to the French-language comedy "Confusion of Genders" from UGC Intl. The film made its North American preem at the Sundance Film Festival last month.
In a continuing sign of Miramax's flourishing interest in family entertainment, the minimajor has inked a first-look production deal with Jane Startz.
Joe Nussbaum is attached to make his feature directing debut with "Love Truck," a romantic comedy in development at Warner Bros. Pictures-based Jerry Weintraub Prods.
Phoenix Pictures is set to remake "Pathfinder," the Oscar-nominated Norwegian action-suspenser from helmer Nils Gaup.
Tim Allen's Boxing Cat Prods. is teaming up with Mel Gibson's Icon Entertainment to develop "StarChild," a sci-fi comedy for Paramount Pictures.
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