Intermedia has picked up all international rights outside Benelux on Jeroen Krabbe's "The Discovery of Heaven," starring Stephen Fry ("Wilde"). Film also stars Greg Wise ("Sense and Sensibility") and…
California legislators have approved a bill that will enable the state to spend $45 million over the next three years to halt runaway production and bolster the state's $28 billion film industry…
Filmmakers Mark and Michael Polish have followed up their Sundance Film Festival hit "Twin Falls Idaho" with "Jackpot," a drama that serves as the second piece of an intended trilogy. The Polish…
Two Chicago officials say Paramount's Windy City-set pic "Hardball" is not playing fair with foul language. Mayor Richard Daley and public schools head Paul Vallas ripped the Keanu Reeves starrer for…
Documentary filmmaker Joan Churchill has been named as winner of this year's Kodak Vision Award for cinematography by Women in Film.
In harmony with the theme "Political Pix: The New Yorker Goes to the Movies," the second New Yorker magazine film festival has landed the U.S. preem of DreamWorks' "The Contender," starring Joan…
The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences has pledged $250,000 to the National Film Preservation Foundation in efforts to help the nation's film archives preserve "orphan films."
The Independent Feature Project has announced that Jason Alexander will be master of ceremonies at the 10th annual IFP Gotham Awards, taking place Sept. 20 at Chelsea Piers' Pier 60 in Manhattan.
Canuck film producer Intl. Keystone Entertainment has entered into an agreement to acquire 93% of the outstanding shares in theatrical distrib Red Sky Entertainment for C$1.8 million ($1.2 million).
In a move worthy of a white knight, Lions Gate Films has picked up all U.S. rights to Jon Shear's "Urbania" as intended distrib Unapix Films Theatrical faces cash flow problems that have forced the…
Jeremy Barber has been named president of Catch 23 Entertainment, the Los Angeles production company launched by Denver-based financier and philan-thropist Robert Sturm. In addition, Barber will…