A year after it opened, "The Passion of the Christ" continues to astound. In the latest development, Mel Gibson's Icon Prods. has sent out hundreds of $500 checks to churches that showed the film…
Machines should mean maximum moolah this weekend at the nation's multiplexes: Fox's CGI toon "Robots" is opening at a saturation-level 3,776 engagements and looks poised to emulate the studio's…
The Writers Guild of America West has promoted general counsel Marshall Goldberg to the newly created position of deputy exec director.
"Napoleon Dynamite" star Jon Heder is joining Rob Schneider and David Spade as the third hapless athlete in Revolution's comedy "Benchwarmers," being produced by Adam Sandler's Happy Madison shingle.
Universal Pictures has promoted Suzanne Cole to senior VP of media. She will serve as chief strategist for media planning for film marketing campaigns and DVD and video releases. Cole reports…
Emma Roberts will star in teen fantasy-comedy "Bras and Broomsticks" for Fox 2000, with Susan Cartsonis ("What Women Want") producing through her Store Front Pictures shingle.
Paramount Pictures and Nick Movies have tapped tyro writer Cory Koller to pen family comedy "Big Brother." Project, developed by Nick as an original idea, centers on a man in his mid-20s who reacts…
Paramount Pictures has tapped Lasse Hallstrom to direct "Daughter of the Queen of Sheba," based on Jacki Lyden's bestselling memoir.
The divide just got a little deeper at the Writers Guild of America, where a bitter dispute over finances is raging between the WGA East and WGA West.
Eriq La Salle's Humble Journey Films has acquired film rights to John Shors' "Beneath a Marble Sky: A Novel of the Taj Mahal" and has partnered with India-based Cinemaya Media to develop the project.