Universal Pictures has tapped Michael Moses and Stephanie Kluft as vice presidents, national publicity.
Fresh from helming "How the Grinch Stole Christmas!," Ron Howard is negotiating to next direct "A Beautiful Mind," an adaptation of Sylvia Nasar's book about John Forbes Nash Jr., a Nobel…
Paramount Pictures' MTV Films has inked a deal for British scribe and helmer Clare Kilner to direct its laffer "Spy Girl."
Mexican helmer Alfonso Cuaron's first Spanish-language project in a decade -- "Y Tu Mama Tambien" (And Your Mother Too) -- has been picked up by Good Machine Intl. for international sale outside…
Sony Pictures Entertainment is in talks with Steve Reuther's Warner Bros.-based Bel-Air Entertainment to co-finance "The Ugly Truth." If the deal concludes, Columbia Pictures would likely serve as…
An appellate court has dismissed Francis Ford Coppola's suit against author Carl Sagan and Warner Bros. for a share of the profits on the book and 1997 motion picture "Contact."
The battle for the name "Marlene" is likely to continue, despite a court decision barring Teutonic merchandising house Trebitsch Produktion Intl. from using the moniker of late screen icon Marlene…
North Carolina is mounting its own defense against the loss of film business to Canada as state legislators this summer will introduce a bill that would give producers a 15% rebate on wages paid to…
After weeks of speculation, Hugh Grant and Colin Firth have been confirmed to co-star in "Bridget Jones' Diary," alongside Renee Zellweger (Daily Variety, April 11).
Rhys Powys' end-of-millennium drama "31-12-99," a Welsh feature, won the spirit of the festival award at the 21st Celtic Film and Television Festival, at which Welsh and Irish productions dominated…