Veteran documentarian Tom Perlmutter has been selected to head the English-language division of the National Film Board.
German sales outfit Peppermint is launching a feature film division devoted to the financing and distribution of English-lingo films.
Japanese animated fantasy "Spirited Away" will enter the record books this week by becoming the first foreign film in history to hit $200 million, excluding North America.
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Peter Berg is returning to the director's chair to helm "California Fire and Life" for Working Title and Universal.
Sony Pictures Classics has taken North American rights to "Hable con ella" (Talk to Her), Pedro Almodovar's latest film, currently in production. SPC bought the rights from Good Machine Intl.
Drew Barrymore will play the female lead in "Confessions of a Dangerous Mind," the George Clooney-directed Miramax adaptation of the Chuck Barris memoir.
Veteran film execs Neil Sacker and Julie Savay-Ross have partnered to launch international distribution and financing company Creative Union Entertainment, which has greenlit the Wesley Snipes…
Warner Bros. Pictures will pay high-six figures against $1.2 million for Christian Gudegast and Paul Scheuring to write a new script for "Speed Racer," a feature adaptation of the classic animated…
DreamWorks has acquired the spec script "Provocative" from scribe Steven Barancik ("The Last Seduction") in a deal valued at low- to midsix figures.
Intermedia is now leaving Pleasantville. Company has acquired the self-referential romantic comedy spec "Happily Ever After" from the writing team of Kristen Buckley and Brian Regan ("102…