A decent period drama that occasionally rises above the reliable, "Up at the Villa" is an intelligent version of Somerset Maugham's 1941 novella set among a bunch of idle Anglo-Americans as war…
Palm Pictures has acquired the worldwide distribution rights to "Spaceman" -- an indie pic from Scott Dikkers, the Onion.com's co-owner and editor.
He's tried and tried again, but this time Mike Figgis has finally done it: The form is the content in "Timecode," a fascinating, sometimes exhilarating, experiment in which four continuous shots…
In the wake of "Blair Witch" marketing maven John Hegemann's departure, Artisan is naming Leanne Gayner as senior veep of marketing for Artisan Pictures. A former publicist for Orion and MGM/United…
After reaching a career impasse with the disastrous "Revolution" and the little-seen "Lost Angels," Brit director Hugh Hudson rebounds, to an extent, with "I Dreamed of Africa." Visually gratifying…
Academy Award winner James Coburn has signed to star opposite Rob Lowe in "Proximity" for Joel Silver's Zinc Pictures.
The Farrelly brothers' 20th Century Fox-based Conundrum Entertainment has picked up the comedy pitch "Checkered Past" from rookie writing team David Connaughton and John Trozak.
Warner Bros. Pictures has acquired the feature rights to Michael Palmer's bestselling medical thriller "The Patient" for Noah Wyle and Jim Katz's Warners-based Wyle/Katz Co.
Michelle Williams and Anne Heche have joined the cast of "Prozac Nation," the pic based on Elizabeth Wurtzel's bestselling novel. Thesps join Christina Ricci, Jason Biggs and Jonathan Rhys-Meyers…
Roy E. Disney is scheduled to make a rare keynote speech May 18 at the annual meeting of the Large-Format Cinema Assn.