Conor McPherson, the rising Irish playwright and screenwriter, is set to direct an untitled movie for DreamWorks via Neil Jordan and Steve Woolley's production shingle Company of Wolves.
The Walt Disney Co. has greenlit "Doubletake" for George Gallo to helm and David Permut to produce. Pic is the first reteaming of the pair since Gallo directed and Permut produced "29th Street."
Miramax Films has secured U.K. and Australian rights to "Captain Corelli's Mandolin" in return for releasing John Madden to direct the pic.
"American Beauty" took best film honors while "Boys Don't Cry" nabbed five mentions as the Las Vegas Film Critics Society announced its 1999 award winners at Planet Hollywood.
In the wake of the mass murder at Littleton, Colo., this indie psychological drama seems especially ill-timed. "The Reunion" centers on an embittered sales manager who uses his high school reunion to…
Phoenix Pictures has pacted with production outfit Orbit Entertainment Group in an effort to expand its feature film operations into high-end TV commercials.
The Los Angeles org Women in Film will fete scribe Lisa Krueger and producer Stacey Sher at the Independent Vision Awards, to be held this year at Sundance.
Voters in a poll by Landmark Theaters picked "Life Is Beautiful" as their favorite foreign-lingo film, the arthouse exhib announced Sunday at the Palm Springs Intl. Film Festival.
Six-year "MTV Movie Awards" production vet Joel Gallen has been tapped producer of the Academy Awards pre-show.
In what looks likely to be one of the closest calls in recent years, Patrice Leconte's "La Fille sur le Pont" and Luc Besson's "The Messenger: The Story of Joan of Arc" have received the most…