Tracy Barone is leaving her year-old production VP post at Walter Parkes and Laurie MacDonald's Aerial Pictures at Columbia Pix to join Ned and Nancy Graham Tanen's Channel Prods. as senior VP of…
Twentieth Century Fox-based indie producer Paul Schiff and "Indecent Proposal" screenwriter Amy Holden Jones are jointly developing a contemporary remake of Henry Hathaway's 1953 suspenser "Niagara,"…
Stephen Frears is TriStar's first choice to take over as director on "Mary Reilly," because Tim Burton has begged off the movie.
The independent filmmaking world changed dramatically Friday when Harvey and Bob Weinstein sold their 12-year-old, fiercely nonconformist Miramax Film Corp. to thoroughly mainstream Walt Disney Co…
While the Hollywood community generally looks favorably on Walt Disney Pictures' acquisition of Miramax, there is skepticism in independent circles whether Disney -- notorious for meddling in…
Outbidding Paramount, 20th Century Fox has purchased John Hopkins' script "Prime Mates" for producing partners Joe Wizan and Todd Black.
Continuing to fatten its motion picture ranks with new clients, the William Morris Agency has signed film director Arthur Hiller from his former home at Creative Artists Agency.
Chestnut Hill Prods. has acquired movie rights to Donna Williams' best-selling autobiography "Nobody Nowhere," about the 29-year-old Australian author's lifelong struggle with autism.
In the month since Ron Howard and Brian Grazer officially took it private, a pared-down Imagine Entertainment finds itself in the enviable position of having four greenlighted movies and an active…
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Oscar-winning screenwriter Tom Schulman ("Dead Poet's Society") is writing an original for Joe Roth's Caravan Pictures that will mark his feature directorial debut.