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).
Paramount Pictures' MTV Films has inked a deal for British scribe and helmer Clare Kilner to direct its laffer "Spy Girl."
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…
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Fresh from helming "How the Grinch Stole Christmas!," Ron Howard is negotiating to next direct "A Beautiful Mind," an adaptation of Sylvia Nasar's book about John Forbes Nash Jr., a Nobel…
The first Hong Kong-Asia Film Financing Forum (HAF) kicks off its five-day run today in an attempt to "revitalize and reinvigorate" regional filmmaking.
Jay Stern, who supervised development and production of New Line's hit "Rush Hour," has been promoted to executive veep at the studio.
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…
Sony Pictures Entertainment is in talks with Steve Reuther's Warner Bros.-based Bel-Air Entertainment to co-finance "The Ugly Truth." If the deal concludes, Columbia Pictures would likely serve as…
Mexican helmer Alfonso Cuaron's first Spanish-language project in a decade -- "Y Tu Mama Tambien" (And Your Mother Too) -- has been picked up by Good Machine Intl. for international sale outside…
Artisan Entertainment's Amir Malin has been promoted to co-CEO, joining current CEO Mark A. Curcio as the highest officers of the entertainment conglom.
The Karlovy Vary fest screening of "American Psycho" could prove the hottest ticket of the July film event. Local distrib Falcon notified Columbia TriStar Intl. that it won't play the film in the…