New York-based production company Snapper Films has forged a three-year deal with Denmark's Smile Entertainment to produce English-lingo features, beginning with thrillers Tom Griffin's "Fidelity,"…
New Line Cinema has enlisted helmer Andy Fleming ("Dick") to direct "American Princess" for the studio, with New Line-based Team Todd on board to produce.
Dennis Hopper is attached to direct and star in "The Night Job," a drama about an ex-con drawn back to the underworld by a crooked cop trying to nail a flamboyant mobster's global art smuggling ring.
Peter Bart: The Backlot
Stacked even against the biggest films in feature-animation history, "Shrek" is no dreck -- and it could prove to be a "Lion."
With "Pearl Harbor" waiting in the wings, "The Mummy Returns" has officially rung in the popcorn season, charging into 21 international territories last week as the trailblazer of Hollywood's…
"Pearl Harbor" has launched a new Word War. That boom heard across the country Friday was no invasion -- that was America's critical community coming up with as many ways as possible to say the word…
After seeing the low-flying indie "Gabriela" earn nearly $1 million since its March 16 release through Power Point Films, foreign sales company Cinema Arts Entertainment has picked up the pic for…
In the wake of the Web fervor created by Warner Bros.' "A.I." campaign, 20th Century Fox has outgeeked the competition with its recent promotion for "Planet of the Apes."
Marjorie Lewis has joined Dee Gee Entertainment as VP of production as the shingle preps the George Hickenlooper-helmed thriller "Vultures" and the comedy "Lorraine Loses It." Both will be…
Variety and the Karlovy Vary Intl. Film Festival today announced the 10 pic line-up for this year's Variety Critics' Choice: Europe Now fest sidebar.