Paparazzi aren't the only ones fixated on Tom Cruise. He's looking for a movie, and when he's got an open slot, studios jump. Cruise, who stars in and produces the J.J. Abrams-directed "Mission…
Jessica Biel is set to star with Nicolas Cage and Julianne Moore in "Next," the sci-fi action thriller based on Philip K. Dick novel "The Golden Man." Lee Tamahori is directing the Gary Goldman…
In New York: "God made me for a reason and nothing is in vain/Redemption comes in many shapes with many kinds of pain." So go the plaintive lyrics from Dolly Parton's Oscar-nominated song "Travelin'…
Losses from pics on Paramount's old slate contributed to a dip in Viacom profits over the holidays, even as the company's cable biz plows ahead. In the fourth quarter, company saw a drop of 5% in…
Indian-born helmer Deepa Mehta has outmaneuvered Thai distrib Sahamongkol, which tried to pull all its pics, including her controversial movie "Water," out of the Bangkok Festival.
Format giant Endemol will release its first Russian pic, "Love Signs," in the territory March 2 on 170 prints. Pic also was produced as a four-part TV series.
The South by Southwest Film Conference and Fest has added thesp Charlize Theron and funnyman David Cross to its panels lineup. Panels are skedded to run March 11-14, at the Austin Convention Center…
Focus Features has tapped Paulette Osorio veep of publicity to oversee corporate publicity for Focus genre division Rogue Pictures. Based in the company's offices on the Universal lot, she will…
Uber-producer Haruki Kadokawa, hot off his successful WWII pic "Yamato: The Last Battle," has signed that pic's star, Takashi Sorimachi, to play the lead in his epic about Genghis Khan, "The Blue…
Nine film projects will participate in the fourth iteration of Miami Encuentros, a filmmaker confab/minimart devoted to Latin American and Iberian projects.