Indie company Alpine Pictures has optioned the police action-thriller "Microwave Park," penned by Eugene Hess, who is also attached to helm.
After only two weeks in release, Warner's "The Matrix" has become the biggest and fastest-selling DVD in the U.K., as 107,000 units have been purchased with 11 shopping days still to go before…
Filmmaker Dean Paras ("Hairshirt") has committed to direct "Christmas With J.D.," a coming-of-age picture from thesp turned scribe Sean Kanan.
The Nortel Networks Palm Springs Intl. Film Festival, which runs Jan. 13-24, will screen more than 180 films representing 40 countries, including a record number 30 foreign language Academy Award…
Record-busting debuts by "The World Is Not Enough" in Europe, "The Blair Witch Project's" wow bow in Australia, hot holdover biz by "Tarzan" and good-to-great preems by "End of Days" powered a…
Eric Gitter and his Chickie the Cop Prods. have preemptively optioned the black-comedy spec script "Wildlife, Inc." from writer Erik Moe.
Some thought Disney might have used a toy abacus to tote up the weekend gross on "Toy Story 2." But while the Mouse House may have fudged a bit -- as most studios usually do -- it still was correct…
A committee of the Screen Actors Guild has agreed to fast-track a set of "partnership proposals" governing relations with talent agents that was put to it by a group of agents and the Assn. of Talent…
Fox has tapped commercial helmer John Moore to make his feature directorial debut with "Behind Enemy Lines." Pic will begin production in April.
This year's edition of the Camerimage Intl. Film Festival of the Art of Cinematography offered one of its most prestigious lineups of lensers and directors. Held every December, it has become the…
Helen Hunt has ended her attempt to juggle two movies at once and will star opposite Kevin Spacey and Haley Joel Osment in "Pay It Forward" this February for Steven Reuther's Bel Air Entertainment.