MGM has made a deal to develop a feature out of the story of one of the biggest art-fraud scandals of the 20th century for a drama that will be developed as a starring vehicle for Michael Douglas.
Moving from veepee of production to producer, Dana Reid has ankled Artisan Entertainment's exec suites for a first-look production deal at the indie with his Flash Entertainment banner. Reid called…
Film and television editing equipment powerhouse Avid Technology Inc. has donated 60 of its latest Avid Xpress systems to the University of Southern California's School of Cinema-Television. "The…
he fastest growing pic producer in Spain, the Barcelona-based Filmax Group, has bought out the Catalan risk investment company Catalana de Iniciativas to wholly own production shingle Castelao Prods…
Fletch, the flip shamus of Gregory McDonald's comic mystery series, has found a new home at Miramax, and a new patron saint in Kevin Smith.
Next to European Cup soccer (Amsterdam is the host city to the semi finals on Saturday), digital cinema is the hot topic du jour at exhib confab Cinema Expo 2000. European cinema operators have…
Tom Gilroy's "Spring Forward," starring Ned Beatty, Liev Schrieber, Ian Hart, Campbell Scott and Lili Taylor, nabbed the 2000 Writer/Director Award at the 5th annual Nantucket Film Festival, which…
Australian film sales agent Beyond and 20th Century Fox could be drawn into a legal scuffle over a pic made with kids band the Wiggles. Investors complain only 13% of their original investment in the…
Mark A. Curcio, co-chief exec officer for Artisan Entertainment, has stepped down from his post following a power struggle with newly named sole CEO Amir Malin.
Producing partners George Clooney and Steven Soderbergh are set to produce "The Jacket," a Mandalay film that was scripted and will be directed by Marc Rocco and distributed domestically by Paramount.
In the calm before "The Perfect Storm," Sony took in $5 million on Wednesday from its summer tentpole "The Patriot." Bow for the Mel Gibson starrer is far from revolutionary, but $5 million has to be…