Producer Wallis Nicita ("Six Days, Seven Nights") has lined up two adaptations of novels set in exotic locales, one of which will serve as her directorial debut.
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Veteran surrealist filmmaker Jan Svankmayer and young Velvet generation helmer Petr Vaclav tied for the best film prize at the Czech national film fest, Finale, which ran April 23-29.
Rachael Horovitz, senior vice president of production at New Line Cinema and a five-year vet of New Line and Fine Line Features, has ankled the company to join Revolution Studios.
Susan Wrubel, a former exec at New Yorker and October, is joining Madstone Films as VP of film acquisitions.
Rupert Everett is in advanced negotiations to star for Italian writer-director team Carlo and Enrico Vanzina as a British nobleman fallen on hard times in the English-language comedy "South…
Jean-Claude Van Damme will star in the kung-fu actioner "The Monk" for Avi Lerner's Millennium Films and director Ringo Lam ("City On Fire").
MGM has optioned "Hostage," the latest thriller by novelist and screenwriter Robert Crais, for Bruce Willis and Arnold Rifkin's Cheyenne Prods.
"Kaaterskill Falls," directed and produced by Josh Apter and Peter Olsen, received the 2001 Critics Prize at the Independent Feature Project/West Los Angeles Film Festival, which ended Saturday.
The Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences is seeking submissions for its sophomore run of the film scholars fellowship competish.
NYU and arts patron Alberto Vilar will announce today the creation of a $23.4 million international academic scholarship program in the performing arts to begin in fall 2002.
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