Brazil's first annual Great Cinema Awards were dominated by Carlos Diegues' "Orfeu" and "The First Day" from Daniela Thomas and Walter Salles.
Sony-based Centropolis Entertainment has paid six figures for the rights to Elizabeth Gilbert's forthcoming GQ article "The Sting," about the real-life experiences of indie film producer George…
Steve Oedekerk, the comic writer behind such pics as "The Nutty Professor," will be making the rounds at next week's AFM with a trio of films in various stages of development, all budgeted in the $10…
Deep pockets. Flashy logos. High-powered execs. For a startup indie, what's wrong with this picture? As USA Films -- the amalgam of Gramercy, October, Polygram and certain properties of Propaganda…
While Artisan Entertainment has kept mum on the identity of the "Blair Witch 2" writing team, the writer who'll do the final production polish is now known: Jon Bodenkamp.
Hollywood has seen plenty of hack work over the years, but an incident this week raised the hackles of Oscar's caretakers.
The coming-of-age genre gets a delectably original reworking in "Wonder Boys," Curtis Hanson's eagerly awaited follow-up to "L.A. Confidential." This superbly mounted screwball comedy centers on the…
Rival studio execs bumped elbows Thursday afternoon, but not over business matters. Senior reps from 11 production companies were feted at the Beverly Hills Hotel by ACNielsen/EDI and Daily Variety…
Onstage, the documentary qualities of Anna Deavere Smith's solo performances -- she interviews diverse personalities, then "cuts" between their edited comments -- can be compellingly virtuosic and…
German video distributor Pro-Fun Media is expanding its operations to include theatrical releases, forming a strategic partnership with Berlin distrib GM Films.