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…
Continuing its yen for young-slanting pics, Columbia Pictures has bought a six-page treatment for an untitled ensemble comedy from husband and wife scribes Lisa Addario and Joe Syracuse.
Ashok Amritraj and Elie Samaha have agreed to end their filmmaking partnership in Franchise Pictures, with Amritraj selling his interest in the company to Samaha.
Kevin Costner will be a presenter at the Academy Awards. This will be his fourth appearance on an Oscarcast. The Academy Awards ceremony, hosted by Whoopi Goldberg, will be presented Sunday, March…
Closing on its third nominee for a foreign-language film Academy Award, Miramax Films has acquired North American rights to Jose Luis Garci's 19th century costumer "The Grandfather."
The National Endowment for the Arts will distribute $500,000 in matching funds to 12 film archives nationwide, to preserve and showcase decaying "orphan films," or works not preserved by commercial…
Shoreline Entertainment has acquired international distribution rights to director Mary Lambert's teen drama "Clubland," produced by Mimi Polk Gitlin ("Thelma & Louise") and Grammy-winning songwriter…
The Santa Monica Film Festival has ramped up an impressive, intensive three days of screenings and panels that will culminate Sunday with the presentation of the first Moxie! Awards.
Eyeing a multicharacter starring vehicle for actor-comedian Martin Lawrence, 20th Century Fox has paid a mid-six- against high-six-figure sum for Darryl Quarles' comedy spec "Big Momma's House."
As literal and schmaltzy as a conventional telepic, Steven Maler's "The Autumn Heart" is an old-fashioned family meller about a dying mother and her three grown daughters.
Eleven Canadians to be given scientific and technical Oscars for three innovations will be honored by the Canadian Consulate at a lunch Thursday. Canadian Oscar nominees in the arts will be…