Whimsical "Chocolat" is among pics best-positioned for serious box office bounce as a result of sweet Oscar nom news, and Miramax plans an aggressive expansion of the Juliette Binoche-Johnny Depp…
The Intl. Cinematographers Guild has tapped seven finalists for its fifth annual Short Film Showcase competition for films under 30 minutes.
A fledgling production company has had its wings clipped by the Australian Securities and Investment Commission after it tried to scam funds from its outgoing boss.
Members of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences were in a fightin' mood as two combat films, "Gladiator" and "Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon," paced the race for the 73rd annual Oscars, with…
For the 12th year in a row, the Independent Feature Project will be the official U.S. representative for the Cannes Film Festival's Directors Fortnight section.
The 2001 FIU Miami Film Festival will feature a Fipresci award for the first time in its 18th edition, which includes nine U.S. preems this year.
The Hollywood studios love playing with everyone else's money, and there's been no shortage of gamblers in the U.S., London, Paris and Berlin to play the high-stakes game of co-financing movies. But…
On the heels of five Oscar nominations for the Steven Soderbergh-directed "Traffic," pic's producer Laura Bickford is finalizing a new two-year, first-look production deal with Universal Pictures.
Picture This Entertainment has acquired U.S. rights to the French-language comedy "Confusion of Genders" from UGC Intl. The film made its North American preem at the Sundance Film Festival last month.
In a continuing sign of Miramax's flourishing interest in family entertainment, the minimajor has inked a first-look production deal with Jane Startz.
Joe Nussbaum is attached to make his feature directing debut with "Love Truck," a romantic comedy in development at Warner Bros. Pictures-based Jerry Weintraub Prods.