"Urban Legend" director Jamie Blanks will helm "Valentine," a potential romantic horror franchise that Warner Bros. Pictures has targeted for a 2001 Valentine's Day release.
Woody Allen has signed a three-picture domestic distribution deal with DreamWorks, just after ending his association with Jean Doumanian's Sweetland Films (Daily Variety, March 17).
Odeon Cinemas, the U.K.'s largest theater chain, is joining forces with the British Film Institute in a pioneering initiative to bring arthouse pics to a wider audience.
An amazing and privileged inside look at one of the few certifiable counterculture events of this thoroughly commercialized age, "Burning Man: The Burning Sensation" is a knock-out documentary with a…
Max Howard, a former top animation exec who is producing DreamWorks' "Spirit, Stallion of the Cimarron," is stepping down from that producing job to take a first-look deal with DreamWorks.
Sony-based Dean Devlin and Roland Emmerich's Centropolis Entertainment has teamed with Village Roadshow Pictures and Warner Bros. to produce "Arach Attack," an f/x-driven comedic thriller to be…
William Lee Scott has been cast as one of a group of five fighter pilots in the Michael Bay/Jerry Bruckheimer pic "Pearl Harbor."
Unapix Films Theatrical, a newly formed distrib arm of Unapix Entertainment headed by Richard Abramowitz, has acquired its first two films for release: "Grass," a documentary narrated by Woody…
Sony-based Phoenix Pictures has come out the victor in a bidding war for "Basic," paying $400,000 against $700,000 for the thriller by scribe James Vanderbilt. The company plans to put the project on…
Parker Posey will join Rachel Leigh Cook in Universal's "Josie and the Pussycats," taking on the role of a sexy and manipulative recording industry executive and band manager.