Warner Bros. Pictures has upped Lionel Wigram to senior VP of production. Wigram, who joined the company as a veep in 1996, is overseeing the film adaptation of the popular "Harry Potter" book series.
For its upcoming 30th anniversary edition Jan. 24-Feb. 4, the Rotterdam Intl. Film Festival will mark its position in one of the world's busiest seaports with the first of several special programs…
Blow Up Pictures has begun principal photography in Gotham on "Nine Scenes About Love," a film by Peter Mattei that chronicles the lives of nine New Yorkers connected in their search for love and sex.
It could be the lull before the B.O. storm. Most cinemas were marking time last week, anxiously awaiting the launches of "Charlie's Angels" in 26 territories and "The Grinch" (the abbreviated title…
Multikino, a joint venture between UCI and Polish media company ITI, has opened two multiplexes in Poland, making it one of the country's top two exhibitors.
Top competition largely focused on political and social themes distinguished the 41st Intl. Thessaloniki Film Festival. Held Nov. 11 to 19 in the northern Greek city, the festival also toasted 30…
Following its announcement last month of the formation of a new Rome-based feature film division and plans to beef up production, European film and TV outfit the De Angelis Group has greenlit five…
A record 46 countries, including a first-ever entry from Ecuador, have submitted pics to the Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences for Academy Award consideration in the foreign-lingo category.
Paramount-based producer Robert Evans, along with producer Ray Wagner, have enlisted writer-director Irving Belateche to adapt Alfred Bester's 1953 sci-fi novel "The Demolished Man." The novel, which…
Peter Guber's Mandalay Pictures is getting a teutonic makeover. If the complicated deal goes through, Munich-based outfit Cineartists will take a major stake in Mandalay Pictures, which in turn would…
The Urbanworld Group, sponsors of Gotham's Urbanworld Film Festival -- the largest film confab devoted to minority fare -- is launching an acquisitions label, Urbanworld Films.