Universal Pictures will co-finance Pedro Almodovar's "Los abrazos rotos" (Broken Embraces), with Focus Features Intl. handling foreign sales.
James Gandolfini, Steve Coogan and Tom Hollander have joined the cast of Brit satirist Armando Iannucci's feature directorial debut "In the Loop."
Former Turin Film Festival co-topper Giulia D'Agnolo Vallan has boarded the Venice Film Festival as its U.S. programmer.
Singapore has been tapped as host city for 3DX: 3D Film & Entertainment Festival, skedded for Nov. 19-23.
Sundance has picked 13 projects for its summer Directors and Screenwriters Labs.
When acting coach-producer Susan Batson first heard that hip-hop mogul Sean "Diddy" Combs was interested in her services, which have been bestowed on stars such as Tom Cruise and Nicole Kidman, her…
Magnolia Pictures picked up North American rights to writer-director Peter Tolan's "Finding Amanda," which had its world preem in the Tribeca Film Festival.
Creative Artists Agency has landed the estate of comicbook creator Will Eisner as a client.
Mark Ross has been named VP of production at CBS Films. Ross will supervise the development and production of films for the fledgling division of CBS Corp. He will report directly to prexy-CEO Amy…
Javier Bardem has stepped out of the lead role of "Nine," the musical that "Chicago" helmer Rob Marshall will direct for the Weinstein Co.
MGM's going on a journey with "Executive VP David M. Murch's Adventures in Zametherea," snapping up the comedy spec from the writing team of Michael M.B. Galvin and Peter Speakman.