The battle for the name "Marlene" is likely to continue, despite a court decision barring Teutonic merchandising house Trebitsch Produktion Intl. from using the moniker of late screen icon Marlene…
North Carolina is mounting its own defense against the loss of film business to Canada as state legislators this summer will introduce a bill that would give producers a 15% rebate on wages paid to…
After weeks of speculation, Hugh Grant and Colin Firth have been confirmed to co-star in "Bridget Jones' Diary," alongside Renee Zellweger (Daily Variety, April 11).
Jay Stern, who supervised development and production of New Line's hit "Rush Hour," has been promoted to executive veep at the studio.
In a move to expand and consolidate its acquisitions and co-production departments, USA Films senior veep Steven Raphael has relocated to Gotham from Los Angeles, while Peter Kalmbach and Amanda…
Casey Silver's Gone Fishin' Prods. has signed scribe Sheldon Turner to a two-picture deal worth as much as mid-six figures.
A federal appeals court in New Orleans has reversed a lower court judgment against theater chain Cinemark USA over sightlines for moviegoers in wheelchairs. Original lawsuit, filed in Texas, charged…
Maxim sibling publication Stuff Magazine has partnered with Lorne Michaels' Burly Bear Network to co-sponsor the cabler's second annual New York Comedy Film Festival, running in September.
Organizers of the 2000 Los Angeles Independent Film Festival have announced a special 30th anniversary screening of Bob Rafelson's "Five Easy Pieces," as well as a variety of music-related events and…
Gale Anne Hurd, who, like many producers, ended a studio deal over the past year, has found a new patron in Kinowelt USA, a newly minted domestic film arm of German conglom Kinowelt Medien. The…