Distant Horizon has acquired worldwide distribution rights to Kiyoshi Kurosawa's "Kairo" from Japan's Daiei Co. Pic will premiere in the Un Certain Regard category at the Cannes Film Festival.
French film group Bac Majestic has posted 2000 revenues of 78.94 million euros ($70.61 million), up 28% on 1999.
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Peyton Reed ("Bring It On") has been brought on to develop and direct "Fantastic Four" for 20th Century Fox.
IFC Films has acquired domestic distribution for Jesse Peretz's comedy "The Chateau," which stars Paul Rudd ("The Cider House Rules") and Romany Malco. Pic made its North American preem April 22 at…
In an eight-figure deal, Walt Disney Pictures has made a preemptive purchase of "Signs," a thriller with supernatural overtones that M. Night Shyamalan wrote and will direct in the fall.
Due to his continued illness, Marlon Brando will be unable to complete the filming of his cameo role in "Scary Movie 2."
In an unprecedented film licensing deal, Turner Broadcasting System has bought out the broadcast network window to the theatrical movies produced by DreamWorks through 2015.
Women in Film has tapped thesps Glenn Close and Whoopi Goldberg, Columbia Pictures honcho Amy Pascal and vet casting director Juliet Taylor, as this year's Crystal Awards recipients.
Playwright and thesp Levy Lee Simon has sold a screenplay based on his play "The Bow Wow Club" to Fox Searchlight for Forest Whitaker and Tajamika Paxton to produce via their Spirit Dance…