What appears at first to be an uncomplicated fast-buck windfall turns into a nightmarish spiral of increasingly violent events in "Scarfies," an accomplished first feature from 26-year-old New…
Slamdunk Films, an offshoot of Park City, Utah's, Slamdunk Film Festival, has set up a first-look deal with Cooper/Hellman Entertainment, the production firm headed by L.A. producer Barry Cooper and…
Collaring his first starring role in a major studio feature since leaving "NYPD Blue," Jimmy Smits is near a deal to join Kim Basinger in Paramount's supernatural thriller "Bless the Child."
A solid, well-made thriller about Serbian terrorists who take over the U.S. embassy in Bucharest without realizing there's an atom bomb in the basement, "Enemy of My Enemy" successfully walks the…
Thirty-three feature films and docus -- most in their N.Y. premieres -- will screen at the 10th annual Human Rights Watch Film Festival Friday through June 24 at Lincoln Center's Walter Reade Theatre.
Never say never in Hollywood. After passing on the project a little over a week ago, Cuba Gooding Jr. is back on Fox 2000's "Navy Diver," the soph outing for "Soul Food" director George Tillman and…
"Epic Proportions," the new play starring Tony winner Kristin Chenoweth (Daily Variety, May 14), will open at Broadway's Helen Hayes Theater on Sept. 17. The show begins previews Aug. 17.
Beginning Friday with the historical drama "The Tichborne Claimant," the L.A. County Museum of Art will present Changing the Guard: A Festival of New British Cinema, three weekends of contemporary…
Responding to the burgeoning number of producers' credits on films, the producers' branch of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences has decided to recommend limiting its Oscar honors to just…
Universal has purchased the comic pitch "Sticky Fingers" to star Orlando Jones. Brett Ratner and his Rat Entertainment label will produce and Ratner may direct.