Helmer Darren Aronofsky will take wing as the director of the fifth installment of Warner Bros. Pictures' lucrative "Batman" franchise, "Batman: Year One." Aronofsky, the visually innovative director…
Moritz de Hadeln, executive director of the Berlin Intl. Film Festival, will receive the Bundesverdienstkreuz, the German Medal of Honor.
From a script he wrote, Brian De Palma will direct "Femme Fatale," a $30 million to $35 million pic to be financed by Tarak Ben Ammar's Paris-based production company Quinta, along with the German…
Online film directory FilmsOn.com tapped producer Mark Gordon ("Speed," "Broken Arrow") to its advisory board. Gordon joins entertainment attorney Craig Jacobson, a partner at Hansen, Jacobson…
USA Films has inked a two-year first-look deal with Gus Van Sant and his Gotham-based production company, Meno Film Co. Under the deal, Meno will produce and Van Sant may direct projects for USA…
Sid Sheinberg's the Bubble Factory has purchased "Musical Chairs," a spec script from tyro scribe Marc Guggenheim. Bubble Factory will finance, though no distribution deal has been struck.
Jackie Chan has signed on to a $40 million movie project produced by Emperor Movie Group (EMG) tentatively titled "The Highbinders."
Seventh Art Releasing has bought world rights to "Won't Anybody Listen," following its final screening at this year's IFP Market. This is the company's second acquisition at the IFP Market after the…
Continuing its buying spree, Joe Roth's Revolution Studios has tapped scribe Ricky Blitt to pen the comedy "Plain White Rapper."
J.R. DeLang has been named senior veep of post-production operations of Fox Filmed Entertainment. DeLang will oversee divisions of the company including sound and video post-production services…
Scripter-director Guy Ritchie, 31, and his even younger producer, Matthew Vaughn, 29, blow away the sophomore curse with "Snatch," a less flashy, considerably better written and more evenly cast…
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