After more than 60 years without a permanent venue in which to screen its vast library of titles, Italy's National Cinematheque will open its own theater in Rome this year. It has also announced…
In "Hanako," playwright Chungmi Kim provides a searing chronicle of the "comfort women," conscripted sex slaves who were taken against their will to live in Japanese military brothels. The power of…
In a divergence from the seemingly omnipresent teen comedies, Leelee Sobieski ("Deep Impact," "Never Been Kissed") has pacted with Fox 2000 to star in the romantic drama "Here On Earth," which will…
At the Aspen Shortsfest Sunday, a jury including thesp-turned-helmer Adrienne Shelly and Oscar-winning producer Jessica Yu split the top drama prize between two affecting family tales: Jean-Marc…
Castle Hill Productions has acquired worldwide rights to "Five Wives, Three Secretaries and Me," tyro helmer Tessa Blake's comedy-docu about her eccentric Texas father.
New Line Cinema has bought the spec script "Sydney Crawford Wants to Bone Me" for Dan Rosen to direct.
Animator Phil Roman has signed on as an exec producer and creative consultant on the indie feature "Cyber Garden," from Vancouver-based Sodona Entertainment.
Destination Films has picked up the spec script "If Only" from screenwriter Christina Welsh.
Veteran producer Michael Hertzberg ("Blazing Saddles," "Entrapment") has launched Blazing Pictures, an indie production banner aimed at self-financing and producing three to four low-budget pic a…
George C. Wolfe, the artistic director of the Public Theater, is in negotiations with HBO NYC, the pay TV giant's boutique film production shop, to turn his 1992 tuner, "Jelly's Last Jam" into a…
Turning a Saxon morality play into a Western helmed by John Badham sounds like an interesting idea. Having playwright Dick Cusack write it with his son, the talented John Cusack, starring in it, is a…