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Touchstone Pictures is expecting to make a deal with Steve Miner ("Forever Young") to replace Francis Veber as director of its planned American remake "My Father the Hero," to star Gerard Depardieu.
Investigative political reporter/author Robert Sam Anson has sued Simon & Schuster for allegedly breaching an agreement to publish his forthcoming book on Walt Disney Co. and its executives. Anson…
After being abruptly fired last year by News Corp. topper Rupert Murdoch for "inappropriate and unauthorized behavior," former Fox News prexy Stephen Chao has been given an exclusive, two-year…
Twentieth Century Fox-based indie producer Robert Lawrence ("Rapid Fire") is planning a post-Cold War political thriller based on previously undisclosed material about the CIA and the high-stakes…
Elvis is dead, again, this time at Paramount. Elvis Mitchell, that is, who was canned last week after just six months as director of development for defying repeated warnings to stop reviewing movies…
Less than a year after firing him as the director off his Warner Bros. movie "Dennis the Menace," writer-filmmaker John Hughes has hired Patrick Read Johnson to directhis planned production of…
The 3-year-old business relationship between Metropolitan Talent Agency topper Christopher Barrett and his two principal partners, Jeffrey Benson and Richard Weston, is officially kaput today.
TriStar Pictures is close to clinching a deal with "Cliffhanger" director Renny Harlin to helm the 18-year-old screenplay "Hell and High Water"-- more proof that the success of "Unforgiven" has…
Deep-pocketed indie Bregman/Baer Prods. outbid 20th Century Fox and Paramount Pictures to acquire Steve Oedekerk's spec script "Nothing to Lose" for a reported $ 200,000 against $ 600,000.
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