Charlize Theron is near a deal to star alongside Keanu Reeves in the remake of the 1968 film "Sweet November" for Warner Bros. and Bel Air.
Paramount has paid six figures for the screen rights to "The Man Who Loved Cat Burgling," an article by Skip Hollandsworth that appears in the February issue of Texas Monthly, for Lynda Obst Prods…
Investment in U.K.-based film production rose 35% in 1999 to £574.4 million ($919 million), thanks entirely to a surge of foreign-financed pics shooting in Britain.
Kevin Spacey starrer "The Big Kahuna" will kick off the 15th annual Santa Barbara Intl. Film Festival, which has packed 20 world and 16 U.S. preems in its screening lineup.
Not satisfied with reforming television networks, NAACP topper Kweisi Mfume is setting his sights on Hollywood's film studios and agencies.
Ving Rhames will be honored as ShoWest 2000 supporting actor of the year for his work in two 1999 films, Martin Scorsese's "Bringing Out the Dead" and the Sean Connery hit "Entrapment."
A local branch of a prominent anti-bias organization has honored writer-director Gregory Nava, the Writers Guild of America West and WGAW president John Wells with awards for promoting diversity in…
Robert Friedman, former prexy of the AMC Entertainment Motion Picture Group, has signed on as a consultant to production house Ray-Art Studios.
New Line Cinema has seized domestic distribution rights to writer-director Todd Solondz's untitled next project, to be produced by Gotham-based Christine Vachon and Ted Hope.
Runaway production from the United States helped drive film and TV production spending in the Canadian province of Ontario to a record high of C$934 million ($646 million). The 1999 production total…