After taking on Jane Austen, the 1970s and the American Civil War, Taiwanese helmer Ang Lee will turn his versatile talents to Chinese chopsocky with his next pic, "Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon."
Penelope Cruz has been cast to star opposite Matt Damon in Miramax/Columbia's "All the Pretty Horses," to be directed by Billy Bob Thornton and based on a novel by Cormac McCarthy. In the film, to…
Barrymore dons ‘Angels’ wings Drew Barrymore is close to a deal to star in the feature remake of the hit TV skein “Charlie’s Angels” for Columbia Pictures. Barrymore and her Flower Films partner…
Elie Samaha and Oliver Stone have agreed on the first two films that they will make under their three-picture co-financing deal: the Wesley Snipes starrer "The Art of War" and a drama titled "Stalk."
Spring Intl., the U.K.-based sales company headed by former Castle Rock Intl. topper Massimo Graziosi, has inked a seven-picture foreign-distribution deal with Cadence Entertainment.
Good Machine Intl. has cleared a round of sales on a cluster of pics, including "The Muse," "Trick," "Happiness," "Ride with the Devil" and "Three Seasons."
Veteran U.K.-based sales company Vine Intl. Pictures will team on a four-pic slate with L.A. and Toronto-based production shingle Omega Pictures Intl. The aim is to tap a wealth of European and U.S…
Barry Reardon, considered by many to be the "dean" of theatrical distribution, has announced he will retire next month, after 17 years as president of Warner Bros. Domestic Theatrical Distribution.
Sixteen films from 1998 that topped $100 million in domestic ticket sales were honored at Thursday's Gold Reel Awards, sponsored by ACNielsen EDI and Daily Variety.
David Cronenberg has been chosen president of the jury at the 52nd Cannes Film Festival (May 12-23), becoming the first Canadian director to hold the post.
Unfazed by Brazil's economic crisis and a 40% currency devaluation, Buena Vista Home Entertainment is about to set up a direct distribution outlet in Sao Paolo.