Warner Bros. has ponied up low- against mid-six figures for "In the Wind," a pitch delivered by scribe Oliver Butcher.
The Tarantino effect is very much in evidence in "The Way of the Gun," a disappointing feature directorial debut from Christopher McQuarrie, who won the original screenplay Oscar for "The Usual…
United Intl. Pictures has named Jean-Paul Rougier director of its French subsidiary. He also will be head of distribution in France.
An enhanced E.T. will return in 18 months. Universal Pictures and Amblin Entertainment plan a major theatrical re-release of "E.T. The Extraterrestrial" in March 2002 to commemorate the 20th…
Portuguese director Pedro Costa's small band of admirers will get a charge from "In Vanda's Room," a three-hour docudrama-like study of a drug addict and her family and friends set in a Lisbon slum…
Entertainment research service Baseline is getting a new name, new look and a new leader one year after it was acquired by Hollywood.com.
Manager-producers Paul Young and Peter Principato have formed a management-production firm, with one of its first projects, Thomas Lennon and Ben Garant's "You Are Going to Prison," set for…
"Chinese Coffee" is a little acting exercise that only an actor would think to turn into a film. As the actor was Al Pacino, he could get it made, but this intimately conceived piece about two…
The new Arnold Schwarzenegger actioner "The Sixth Day" will make its world premiere at the Tokyo Intl. Film Festival on Oct. 28, a few weeks before its November opening in the U.S., festival…
Paul Hancock's World Wide Motion Pictures is expanding into the theatrical distribution biz with the release of "Amy," an Australian film directed by Nadia Tass and starring Rachel Griffiths ("Hilary…
The overwhelmingly successful cheap cinema pass launched by French exhibitor UGC looks set to revolutionize the country's entire cinema industry as indie exhibs seem close to coming on board.