Miramax Films has signed a two-year, two-picture, first-look deal with James Merendino, whose film "SLC Punk!" was acquired by Sony Pictures Classics during this year's Cannes Film Festival.
Francois Girard's "The Red Violin" has been selected for the Opening Night Gala at the 23rd annual Toronto Intl. Film Festival, which runs Sept. 10-19, fest director Piers Handling announced Tuesday.
Norman Jewison, who directed "Moonstruck" and "In the Heat of the Night," will be honored with the Hollywood Film Festival's award for outstanding achievement in directing on Aug. 10.
As he puts the final touches on UA's "Ronin," director John Frankenheimer has herded "The Good Shepherd" as his next outing for MGM and producers American Zoetrope and Frank Mancuso Jr.
Lions Gate Releasing has acquired U.S. theatrical rights to Bill Condon's Sundance favorite "Gods and Monsters," starring Ian McKellen and Brendan Fraser.
Oliver Stone, who is prepping the football drama "Any Given Sunday," plans next to tackle an untitled love story for Paramount-based Mandalay Pictures.
Madeleine Stowe is near a deal to star with John Travolta in Paramount's adaptation of the Nelson DeMille bestseller "The General's Daughter." Simon West directs.
Commercial director Antony Hoffman -- whose noteworthy spots include the Budweiser Beer ad pitting the company's signature Clydesdales in a gridiron grapple -- is set to make his feature debut on the…
Buoyed by strong early weekday grosses and positive exit polls, Disney execs are bullish on the long-term box office prospects for "Armageddon," despite the pic's less than spectacular weekend debut.
Sony Pictures Classics' "The Opposite of Sex" moved back on top of the exclusives roster. The Christina Ricci starrer brought home $68,265 from six auditoriums on both coasts.
Sony Pictures Entertainment, collecting on the debt owed by John Travolta over his abrupt departure from "The Double," has greenlit "The Shipping News," with Travolta and his wife, Kelly Preston…