Miramax Films has tapped Colleen Seldin as senior veep, international distribution and operations. Exec has served at Miramax for the past six years, and is reupping to stay aboard at the mini-major…
New Line Cinema beat out several bidders to acquire screen rights to the Nicci French novel "Land of the Living," with James Ellroy set to write the script. Alexandra Milchan will produce and Joel…
Arabic satcaster Al-Jazeera is sponsoring a $1.4 million initiative to fund independent film and TV production. The Al-Jazeera Sponsorship Fund, dubbed Riaya, will offer grants to support and develop…
Mark Gordon's production company has put Lawrence Inglee and Josh McLaughlin in charge of overseeing its film slate, which includes a new project set up at Warner Bros. based on the wedding comedy…
Michael Bay's big-budget action pic "The Transformers: The Movie" finally has a face to join all the shape-changing robots. Shia LaBeouf is in final negotiations to play a lead role in the…
In New York: The only person missing from the party Meredith and Tom Brokaw tossed for their Washington pal, George Stevens Jr., was Art Buchwald. But in Gotham there was glamour on the hoof.
Ben Stiller and his Red Hour partner Stuart Cornfeld are producing the pitch "Big Wave" by Brent Forrester at Twentieth Century Fox. The directing team of Brendan and Emmett Malloy is helming.
Organizers of the SAG Awards have set key deadlines for next year's 13th annual ceremonies on Jan. 28 at the Shrine Exposition Center. Ballots will be mailed to the 2,000 members of the SAG…
Thesps Ruby Dee and Julie Harris are set to receive lifetime achievement awards at this year's Method Fest film festival. Kevin Pollak, Kelli Garner and Agnes Bruckner are also being honored.
USC is receiving yet another endowed chair at its School of Cinema-Television.