Meg Ryan has committed to star in Mandalay Pictures' "Beyond Borders," directed by Oliver Stone. The star had been considering an offer to topline Par-based CW Prods.' thriller "Criminal…
In German video biz history, 1999 will go down as the breakthrough year for DVD.
Oscar-winning filmmaker Anthony Minghella has joined his "The Talented Mr. Ripley" producer Sydney Pollack as an equal partner in Mirage Enterprises, the motion picture and television company Pollack…
Constantin Film has tapped scribe Sebastian Gutierrez to pen the $35 million pic "Manhattan Nocturne," based on the Colin Harrison bestseller.
The Slamdance Film Festival has launched a production wing devoted to short films, $99 Specials, in which nine Slamdance alumni will have $99 to produce five-minute films that will premiere this fall…
Warner Bros. Pictures' "Urban Townie" is headed back to the farm for now. Brad Pitt fell out of the Baltimore/Spring Creek project last week, and now director Mike Figgis ("Timecode") has followed…
A domestic drama that flirts with occult rites, "Mask of Desire" cracks the door on local psychology and superstition just wide enough to intrigue, then bewilder, most offshore viewers. Status as the…
This modern-day "The Grapes of Wrath" follows a mother and daughter, who --- like Okies before them --- move to California to seek greener economic pastures but instead fall into a relentless…
Kao Ventures, Barnaby Thompson, Uri Fructmann of Fragile Films and Harry Handelsman of B2B have acquired London's nearly 100-year-old Ealing Studios for $10 million.
Las Vegas is so deliciously appropriate for this operatic Rat Pack that it's downright odd the trio didn't get its start in a showroom. This is Frank, Dino and Sammy --- without the jokes --- for a…