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.
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…
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.
MGM posted a tidy first-quarter profit Tuesday despite the absence of any major film releases as James Bond pic "The World Is Not Enough" continued its love affair with the overseas box office.
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…
Roy E. Disney is scheduled to make a rare keynote speech May 18 at the annual meeting of the Large-Format Cinema Assn.
The saga over Olivier Barrot's departure as artistic adviser to the Cannes Intl. Film Festival took a fresh turn Tuesday with Barrot claiming that he was "brutally and unilaterally" sacked.
Christian Bale ("American Psycho") will co-star in Working Title's "Captain Corelli's Mandolin." Nicolas Cage and Penelope Cruz have been cast to play the leads in the epic romance, based on Louis de…
John Hamburg has inked a seven-figure deal to write and direct an untitled comedy for Universal Pictures. If Hamburg's directing gig comes through, it could bring the final sum to $2 million.
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…