On the heels of a successful studio launch in Toronto, Johnson-Burnett Studios has expanded globally, announcing additions of commercial production houses in Oz and South Africa. Studios will serve…
Stuart Snyder has left his post as president of USA Home Entertainment after seven months on the job.
A couple of characterless comedies, particularly last year's borderline-inept "Nothing in the Fridge," gave little warning of the pleasures of youngish helmer Alvaro Fernandez Armero's first…
Italians not content to wait until next season, when the discoveries of the 53rd Cannes Film Festival open in national theaters, can get an early taste of what the event had to offer next month, when…
Beth Cohen-Kirsch has been named executive director of the Tribeca Film Center. She will oversee sales and marketing for the facility, the screening room and Web site. Cohen-Kirsch, a vet of the…
In the best moments of "Stardom," seasoned Canuck helmer Denys Arcand pulls out his trademark barbed wit to skewer the sillier side of today's media-obsessed culture. But pic, which charts the rise…
Gotham-based Lot 47 Films has acquired North American rights to the Cannes competition film "Chunhyang" from Korean director Im Kwon Taek.
In an effort to revive its dramatic side, Mel Brooks' Brooksfilms has optioned the spec "Sunrise at Hastings" and has pacted with C/W Prods. exec Jonathan Sanger for producing chores.
The first and arguably the greatest vampire film, F.W. Murnau's 1922 "Nosferatu," is the subject of a much-belated, and stimulatingly warped, "making of" in "Shadow of the Vampire." Wholly absorbing…
Paul Verhoeven will direct the Roselyne Bosch-penned "Rasputin," a $50 million English-language pic to be produced by Alain Goldman's Legende Entreprises.
Creative Artists Agency founding prexy and William Morris vet Rowland Perkins is taking his act online, launching the casting site Talentclick.com. Netcaster MediaTrip.com, meanwhile, is stepping…