"Casino Royale" raced past "Die Another Day" to become the highest-grossing Bond pic in the history of the franchise in the U.K., slipping just 38% in its third frame.
Colin Brown, former chairman of Cinesite (Europe), has been appointed British film commissioner. He replaces Steve Norris, who left last month to become managing director of film at Framestore.
Helmer Jon Avnet is readying "I Kill," a serial-killer thriller based on an Italian bestseller of the same name. Avnet has almost finished penning the final draft of the script, reworking a first…
Robert Stadlober, who starred in Marco Kreuzpaintner's hit film "Summer Storm," will portray late 1980s pop star Falco in an upcoming Austrian-German co-production from Vienna-based MR Film and…
The Irish Film Board has named Emma Scott as its new production executive. She will work closely with CEO Simon Perry and Alan Maher, also a production executive at the IFB.
Mikkel Bondesen's L.A.-based Fuse Entertainment is teaming with Pathe and Nordisk Film to turn out a slate of English-language genre pics to be shot in Scandinavia.
Erik Kritzer has merged his management company with that of Ben Levine and Brian Wilkins to form management and production entity Kritzer Levine Wilkins Entertainment.
MGM has acquired worldwide television and homevid rights to "A Dog's Breakfast," an original dark comedy shot by members of the cast and crew of the sci-fi series "Stargate Atlantis" and "Stargate…
TV's "McDreamy" is hearing wedding bells, but they're not for him. "Grey's Anatomy" star Patrick Dempsey has signed a pay-or-play deal to topline Columbia Pictures' romantic comedy "Made of Honor,"…
Mary J. Blige was the big winner at Monday's Billboard Awards, taking home nine awards for categories including Hot 100 airplay song of the year and videoclip of the year.
Viacom CEO Philippe Dauman said Paramount is in a "very good place creatively" but needs to diversify its revenue stream to defuse the intrinsic volatility of the film business.