In the competish lineup for the Thessaloniki Intl. Film Festival, topper Despina Mouzaki has chosen pics from every corner of the globe. The competish is for pics by first- and second-time helmers.
Homegrown openers in the U.K. face an uphill struggle to compete with the second frame of box office phenomenon "Borat: Cultural Learnings of America For Make Benefit Glorious Nation of Kazakhstan,"…
The Back Lot: Will Hollywood fall victim to the Apocalypto Syndrome? Small screenings of the still-uncompleted film are quietly taking place. Word has seeped out: From Mel Gibson's dark, troubled…
Christine Lahti has made a deal to direct "Any Way You Want Me," a drama with comic elements that will be financed by Endgame's James Stern. Stern will produce with Jay Cohen and Julia Eisenman will…
The Intl. Documentary Assn. has tapped "An Inconvenient Truth" to receive its Pare Lorentz award as the film that best represents the activist spirit and lyrical vision of its namesake.
Paramount Pictures has acquired screen rights to the Joshua Foer book "Moonwalking With Einstein" in a preemptive deal and will develop it as a potential directing vehicle for "Nacho Libre" scribe…
The Slamdance Film Festival has juiced up its newly minted horror screenplay contest with a guarantee that the winning script will be produced.
Brian Cox, Anna Paquin, Dylan Baker and Leslie Bibb are set to star in horror pic "Trick 'r Treat," which Bryan Singer is producing for Legendary Pictures and Warner Bros. through his Bad Hat Harry…
"Borat" has sparked its first lawsuit from its unsuspecting stars. Two U. of South Carolina frat boys who make sexist and racist comments in the pic sued 20th Century Fox and the "Borat" producers on…
Universal Pictures has acquired screen rights to the Irene Nemirovsky book "Suite Francaise" and set Ronald Harwood to adapt the tale about the occupation of France by German troops.
Lionsgate has picked up domestic distrib rights to the first live-action feature based on the popular Bratz fashion dolls. Deal is just one component of a larger pact struck with consumer…