Warner Bros. has acquired the feature film rights to British writer Michael Marshall Smith's novel "One of Us," a sci-fi crime thriller, for producer Denise Di Novi.
A new British theatrical distribution venture has been launched as a partnership between two recently formed companies, Downtown Pictures and the Film Development Corp.
Lynda Obst, producer of "One Fine Day" and "The Fisher King," is guest of honor at this year's Women in Film and TV Conference.
A cultural and box office phenomenon in its own country, Brit indie hit "Trainspotting" struck a major chord among England's brand of Gen X'ers and mainstream moviegoers alike, and spawned a…
Producers Robert Papazian and James Hirsch have acquired a 12-acre production facility in Woodland Hills.
United Cinemas Intl., the U.K.'s biggest exhib, has announced it is building a 20-screen megaplex in Manchester city center, the site of a devastating IRA bombing in June 1994.
Touchstone and Caravan have made a low- against mid-six figure deal with writers David Diamond and David Weissman for the romantic comedy pitch "Coins in a Fountain."
Director Larry Clark has signed Vincent Kartheiser and Natasha Wagner to play young drug addicts in "Paradise," the film he's prepping as his follow-up to "Kids."
"There's something about doing that first score for a film," says composer Carter Burwell, "that is maybe the most exciting moment you'll ever have creatively. You have nothing in your musical…
Pittard Sullivan CEO Billy Pittard will deliver the keynote address for the weeklong Digital Video Conference at 5:30 p.m. Tuesday at the Burbank Hilton Convention Center. Info: (213) 962-8203. * *…
The first Hollywood Film Festival debuted Tuesday and the initial verdict on the fledgling showcase was that it's getting by (so far) on "beginner's luck."