German film and TV production company Helkon Media has extended its partnership with John Fremes' production shingle Fusion Intl. to a six-picture output deal.
Meg Ryan has committed to star in Mandalay Pictures' "Beyond Borders," directed by Oliver Stone. The star had been considering an offer to topline Par-based CW Prods.' thriller "Criminal…
In German video biz history, 1999 will go down as the breakthrough year for DVD.
Oscar-winning filmmaker Anthony Minghella has joined his "The Talented Mr. Ripley" producer Sydney Pollack as an equal partner in Mirage Enterprises, the motion picture and television company Pollack…
Constantin Film has tapped scribe Sebastian Gutierrez to pen the $35 million pic "Manhattan Nocturne," based on the Colin Harrison bestseller.
The Slamdance Film Festival has launched a production wing devoted to short films, $99 Specials, in which nine Slamdance alumni will have $99 to produce five-minute films that will premiere this fall…
Warner Bros. Pictures' "Urban Townie" is headed back to the farm for now. Brad Pitt fell out of the Baltimore/Spring Creek project last week, and now director Mike Figgis ("Timecode") has followed…
Japan's trade ministry plans to establish a film commission that will help the local industry cut through the red tape involved in shooting on location.
Miramax/BVI's "Scream 3" spooked a huge bow in the U.K., stealing the top spot from local comedy "Kevin and Perry Go Large" with $4 million from 450 slaughterhouses.
Wholesome --- an accurate description of John Denver --- does not necessarily translate into corny --- an accurate description of "The John Denver Story." In a superficial retelling of Denver's rise…