Jude Law, Oscar nommed for his role in "The Talented Mr. Ripley," has committed to topline "Four Feathers," which like "Ripley" is a Paramount/Miramax co-production.
A series of five South African short films, entitled "Short and Curlies," which have won acclaim on the international film festival circuit, will be distributed on the Internet (at www.atomfilms.com)…
A richly embroidered coming-of-ager that doubles as a study of a time when "political commitment" and "personal belief" were not yet dirty words, "Boy's Choir" is an impressive first pic by Japanese…
A day after Fox Searchlight signed on to handle domestic rights on the Harrison Ford / Catherine Zeta-Jones starrer "Traffic," Initial Entertainment Group has closed a deal to co-finance the pic and…
Fresh from a best director Oscar nomination for "The Insider," Michael Mann's name has surfaced in several high-profile projects as he figures out which feature to do next.
Warner Bros. has acquired the comedy script "Word" by Joe Ide in a low-six against mid-six figure deal. Paul Hall will produce the film under his Hallway Pictures banner, which has a two-year…
Arnold Schwarzenegger will join the Oscar 2000 team of presenters.
Zeitgeist Films has picked up domestic rights to Francois Ozon's "Water Drops on Burning Rocks" and Icelandic helmer Hrafn Gunnlauggson's "Witchcraft" at the Berlin Film Festival.
Yahoo's first online film fest has unveiled its slate of feature pics and shorts, topped by recent Ifilm acquisition "The Sadness of Sex," helmed by Rupert Wainwright of "Stigmata."
Gearing up for next week's kickoff, the American Film Market is boasting its highest participation levels to date. AFM will screen 400 feature films, 260 of which are market preems (a 20% jump over…