The industry sidebar at the Toronto Intl. Film Festival has been beefed up to include more panels, guests and an expanded sales office. Symposium '99, which is the cornerstone event of the Rogers…
After an extended search for a screenwriter, Will Smith's Universal-based Overbrook Entertainment has enlisted Geoff Rodkey to adapt the Bryan Burrough-penned novel "Dragon Heart."
Twentieth Century Fox has picked up an untitled pitch by writer-director Alex Proyas and scribe Jerrold E. Brown, who will develop the time travel project as a future directing vehicle for Proyas.
After scheduling conflicts caused him to walk away from the project once (Daily Variety, July 22), Nicolas Cage is back in negotiations to star in the Working Title/Universal feature "Captain…
The Sarajevo Film Festival kicked off its fifth year on Friday with a screening of "Notting Hill" attended by a standing-room crowd in the 2,500-seat Obala Open Air Cinema.
Los Angeles-based Austrian director Robert Dornhelm's "The Venice Project," starring Lauren Bacall, Dennis Hopper, Stockard Channing and Linus Roache will have its world premiere, appropriately, as…
BBC Films has pacted with new British indie Harvest Pictures to co-produce feature films.
John Madden, director of Miramax Films' Oscar-laden "Shakespeare in Love," will tackle the Western genre with an adaptation of the Tom Eidson novel "St. Agnes' Stand."
A dark, violent and emotionally engaging tragedy, "Bleeder" is another powerhouse movie from young "Pusher" director Nicolas Winding Refn, 29, and further proof of the high quality of young Danish…
Hollywood Pictures' and Spyglass Entertainment's "The Sixth Sense" continues to be the picture of choice, grossing $24.1 million for the weekend according to studio estimates. The frame also featured…
Mel Gibson will follow his tour of duty in the Revolutionary War drama "The Patriot" by entering the battlefield of the sexes in "What Women Want" for Paramount Pictures.