The MSG Network has beefed up its summer primetime lineup by commissioning a slate of six hourlong documentaries tied to both sports and entertainment shows at Madison Square Garden.
After creating a modern-day silent film with his widely traveled first feature, "Clouds of Yesterday," writer-helmer Takushi Tsubokawa is on slightly more conventional ground with "Aria." Not exactly…
Life for gay men in Cuba is explored via six protags in novice helmer Christian Liffers' handsome "Two Homelands. Cuba and the Night." Nicely structured without being rigidly tied down, docu steers…
Sweetness shines in "Midnight Sun," but this Japanese romancer cum melodrama about a girl with sunlight sensitivity will prove too saccharine for most Western viewers. Acting as a showcase for…
H2O Motion Pictures has acquired rights to three books by Anna Politkovskaya and plans to develop a feature about the Russian journalist shot to death in a suspected contract killing in Moscow last…
Nicolas Cage is negotiating to star in Brian De Palma's prequel "The Untouchables: Capone Rising" for Relativity Media and Paramount Pictures. Art Linson, who produced De Palma's original…
"Hot Fuzz" producer Nira Park has a new project, an adaptation of Jane Bussmann's one-woman stage show "Bussmann's Holiday."
Atlas Media, one of the most active producers of nonfiction programming for a dozen cable networks, has set up a division to develop and produce theatrical documentaries.
Maria Bello will replace Rachel Weisz in the third installment of "The Mummy." She joins Brendan Fraser, Luke Ford, Jet Li and Michelle Yeoh in the Rob Cohen-directed film for Universal Pictures.
The Mayhem Project has greenlit dance pic "Make It Happen" with Mary Elizabeth Winstead ("Grindhouse") toplining and Darren Grant ("Diary of a Mad Black Woman") directing.
Incumbent Steven Poster has fended off a challenge from Haskell Wexler for the presidency of the powerful Intl. Cinematographers Guild, which has seen hard-fought internal battles in recent years.