Zeitgeist Films has acquired three films from the festival circuit.
Natasha Lyonne ("Slums of Beverly Hills") has inked to star in "Confessions of a Trickbaby" for the Kushner-Locke Co.
Good Machine Intl.'s "Happiness" remained on top of the exclusives roster for the second weekend.
When the ticket stubs were counted Monday morning, there was barely $60,000 separating the weekend's top two grossers, New Line's "Pleasantville" and Warner Bros.' "Practical Magic."
The Viennale could see guests making a mass exit from its closing party Wednesday night.
Indie production company GreeneStreet Films has formed a joint venture with Jones Apparel Group founder Sidney Kimmel and Longfellow Pictures' Andrew Karsch.
Writer-director Francois Girard's "The Red Violin," already screened at the Venice and Toronto festivals, nabbed two prizes at the 27th annual Montreal Intl. Festival of New Cinema and New Media.
The Canadian Film Centre will announce today the establishment of a biennial lifetime achievement award, whose first recipient is Norman Jewison.
Morgan Freeman is in line for the role of an older Nelson Mandela in the $23 million film about the South African president's life, producer Anant Singh said.
Paranoia, it seems, knows few cultural bounds. The French showed themselves to be as vulnerable to conspiracy theories as anyone, as Fox's "The X-Files" spooked a No. 1 $4.1 million bow on 572…
Francesca Archibugi's "Shooting the Moon" and Gianni Amelio's "The Way We Laughed," both of which have been commercial underachievers at the national box office, took top honors at the 1998 Grolle…