Cataland Films founder Richard Perello has joined Warner Bros.-based comedy shingle Broken Lizard as head of production. He also will oversee business development. Perello has been a producer on all…
The American Society of Cinematographers has selected Sydney Pollack to receive its Board of Governors Award, presented annually to an individual who has made "significant and enduring contributions…
Breckin Meyer and Adam Scott are toplining the indie feature "Ted's MBA" for writer-helmer Daniel M. Cohen. Shooting is under way in the helmer's hometown, Lancaster, Pa.
Jeff Daniels will join Joseph Gordon-Levitt in "The Lookout," screenwriter Scott Frank's directorial debut. Pic's financed by Spyglass Entertainment Group, with Disney distributing in North America.
Indie distrib Koch Lorber Films has snapped up North American rights to "Our Brand Is Crisis," one of a handful of docus that recently picked up the Intl. Documentary Assn.'s Distinguished…
Brenda Blethyn, Hope Davis, Rosario Dawson, Anne Hathaway, Taraji P. Henson, Jessica Lange, Laura Linney, Emily Mortimer, Sissy Spacek.
When it comes time to pick projects, Thandie Newton needs to digest not just her character but a pic's entire plotline. "I don't go into projects led by a role or just one element," she says. "I look…
Rachel McAdams has played her fair share of love interests ("The Notebook," "The Wedding Crashers") and excels at being the bad girl ("The Hot Chick," "Mean Girls"), but she favors the latter -- the…
For an actress used to exhaustive martial-arts action -- the genre in which she first came to global prominence through such films as "Supercop" and "Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon" -- succumbing to…
There's a tradition of finely drawn, regionally specific indie films that launch major actresses -- think Renee Zellweger in the Texas-set "The Whole Wide World" or Ashley Judd in the Florida…
Poised to burst onto the landscape of Western cinema, Gong Li has tackled her second English-language endeavor, Rob Marshall's "Memoirs of a Geisha," with memorable results.