"Idle Running," a Slovenian film from director Janez Burger about a lazy longtime student coming to grips with adulthood, was awarded first prize at the ninth annual Cottbus Film Festival.
The enormous success of "The Blair Witch Project" in the United States has made its run in Japan a team sport.
Helmer Jonathan Demme's Universal-based Clinica Estetica Prods. had optioned Susan Orlean's nonfiction tome "The Orchid Thief," first published by Random House in January -- and had shopped around…
MTV Films has purchased the spec script "Fothermuckers" penned by first-time feature writer Shaina Carol, who will be paid a low-six- against mid-six-figure sum.
It's Pokemon's world, and we're just living in it -- at least, until the next kiddie craze hits. "Pokemon: The First Movie" (with an additional subtitle "Mewtwo Strikes Back"), is the phenomenon's…
Nicolas Cage's Saturn Films has optioned tyro scribes Greg Small and Richard Blaney's spec script "Chain."
Barry Levinson goes deep with "Liberty Heights," and the result is a grand slam. Summoning up boyhood memories of the '50s for his fourth "Baltimore picture" and infusing them with mature and pointed…
In recruiting new partners to help finance their films, the multinational Hollywood corporations are inadvertently effecting some important changes in the financial landscape of show business.
Connecticut-based producer-director Joel L. Freedman and his Cinnamon Prods. have taken the lead in a race to make a feature film about singer Janis Joplin.
Scribe Chris Murphy has sold his spec script "Rain Delay" to Paramount Pictures for a low-six- against high-six-figure package.