The second annual Freedom Film Festival, the American Cinema Foundation's showcase of films from Central and Eastern Europe, kicks off its L.A. engagement Friday, a week after its Berlin gig.
In what amounts to a Chinese government reconnaissance mission into Hollywood, China's main film org has been meeting all week with studios and producers to encourage co-productions with American and…
France's TF1 International has acquired international rights to the French-lingo psycho-thriller "Facing," starring Jean-Hugues Anglade ("Betty Blue," "La Reine Margot").
Director Alfonso Arau is close to setting up his first film in almost four years, the black comedy "Picking Up the Pieces," and Woody Allen is eyeing the lead role.
The Bard brought them together in adversity, and now "Shakespeare in Love" partners Miramax and Universal will co-finance "Bounce," writer/director Don Roos' new comedy drama.
Director Bruce Beresford is negotiating to direct Matt Dillon in the starring role of "Pony Rides," a fact-based drama for H. Michael Heuser's Storm Entertainment.
Brittany Murphy has signed to play Janis Joplin in "Piece of My Heart," Lakeshore and Paramount's long-gestating biopic on the raspy-voiced blues singer.
Owen Wilson, who is making a name for himself as both a writer and actor, will next go the thesp route and join Jackie Chan in "Shanghai Noon," a Western with comic overtones to be directed by Tom…
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