DINO AIN'T GONNA TAKE IT: Attorneys for Dino De Laurentiis Communications fired off a letter toWriters & Artists Agency yesterday, threatening litigation over the sale of John Mattson's spec script…
In a bidding process that escalated into an ugly battle with Dino De Laurentiis Communications, Paramount Pictures snatched up John Mattson's spec script "Milk Money" yesterday for what sources said…
Director Mike Nichols has optioned Scott B. Smith's first novel, "The Simple Plan," in a deal valued at $ 1.1 million.
Tom Jacobson was named yesterday to succeed 20th Century Fox worldwide production prexy Roger Birnbaum, who is leaving to join his former boss Joe Roth as a producing partner in the latter's new…
Twentieth Century Fox production prexy Roger Birnbaum is expected to join his former boss Joe Roth as a producing partner in his new indie endeavor at Disney, pending the blessing of News Corp…
HYPER ACTIVE: Scott Rudin--or "the scooter," as one studio head affectionately calls him--has reteamed "The Fisher King" director Terry Gilliam and writer Richard LaGravenese for "The Defective…
Tom Hanks is close to finalizing a first-look, two-year production deal at 20 th Century Fox. Once the parties sign off as expected, Hanks will almost immediately move his indie company onto the Fox…
Twentieth Century Fox chairman Joe Roth is vigorously exploring independent production options as it appears less and less likely that his boss, Rupert Murdoch, will agree to pay the studio chief…
Producers Vincent Malle and Neil Koenigsberg are planning a contemporary remake of Louis Malle's 1957 suspense thriller "Elevator to the Gallows," which starred Jeanne Moreau and Maurice Ronet.
Industry vet John Ruscin is ankling his three-year post as senior VP of acquisitions and production at 20th Century Fox to join Ticketmaster Inc. as executive VP.