Docu-focused Swiss fest Visions du Reel will open with "Durakovo: Village of Fools," Nino Kirtadze's pic about right-wing youth in Russia.
British thesp Judi Dench has notched up another first by receiving a record-breaking 24th BAFTA nomination.
Anthony Minghella, the Oscar-winning director and writer of "The English Patient," has died after suffering a fatal hemorrhage. He was 54. • Review: Cold Mountain • Review: The Talented Mr. Ripley
Maintaining his one pic per year output, Catalan auteur Ventura Pons ("Barcelona (a Map)," "Idiot Love") is readying drama "Forasteros."
Peter Berg is attached to direct a bigscreen adaptation of Frank Herbert's classic sci-fi novel "Dune" for Paramount Pictures.
The Center Theater Group, Mark Taper Forum staging of the tween tuner "13" and the Elephant Theater Company's gritty "In Arabia, We'd All Be Kings," each garnered four awards, including production…
Kopelson Entertainment has hired Tiffany Paulsen to write "Rocket Ship."
Warner Bros. has acquired film rights to the Alexis Nolent graphic novel "Cyclops" and will develop it as a feature vehicle for helmer James Mangold.
Walt Disney Pictures has set Steven Antin to write and direct an untitled music-driven project that Scott Sanders will produce under his first-look deal at the studio.
Cheryl Hines has joined the cast of Lakeshore Entertainment romantic comedy "The Ugly Truth."
TBS's love affair with Tyler Perry continues to smolder, ignited by its deal with Lionsgate to pre-buy Perry's "Meet the Browns," which opens in theaters Friday.