Major Aussie film and TV producer/distrib Southern Star is poised for a shopping spree worth up to A$20 million ($13 million).
Munich-based film fund Hollywood Partners is investing 36 million marks ($20 million) in international productions.
Tobey Maguire, who recently wrapped production on Ang Lee's Civil War drama "Ride With the Devil" for Universal, has signed to star in the screen adaptation of John Irving's "The Cider House Rules"…
Falling into the oddball American genre of hanging-out pics ("Marty," "Diner," "Clerks") is the indie production "Telling You."
Slamdance '99 has officially opened its call to entries for its fifth edition, which runs Jan. 23-30.
Meryl Streep will add another string to her bow with the role of violinist Roberta Tzavaras in the Wes Craven-directed "50 Violins" for Miramax Films. Streep replaces Madonna, who exited the pic due…
Surf's up for Tom Hanks. Hanks and Gary Goetzman's Playtone Co. have inked "Into Thin Air" scribe Jon Krakauer to pen his first screenplay about the death of celebrity Hawaiian surfer Mark Foo and…
Chilean helmer Gustavo Graef-Marino ("Johnny One Hundred Pesos") has signed to direct his first American pic, the suspense thriller "Diplomatic Siege," for Trimark Pictures.
Steven Wright, last seen in "Half Baked," has inked for a small role in Albert Brooks' "The Muse" for October Films.
Village Roadshow has optioned first-time scribe Brian King's spec script "Breakdown in Evandale," with Vincenzo Natali ("Cube") attached to helm for producer Paul Schiff and co-producer Matt Berenson.
Brazilian helmer Walter Salles' latest pic, "Central Station," will have its Canadian preem as a Gala presentation at this year's Toronto Intl. Film Festival, it was announced Tuesday.