The National Football League has become directly involved in a movie project for the first time, producing a biopic of one of the game's most storied figures, Green Bay Packers coach Vince Lombardi.
John Singleton will direct Lionsgate's legal drama "Tulia," starring Halle Berry and Billy Bob Thornton.
There's no rush back to the bargaining table for the Writers Guild and showbiz companies, with talks not expected to resume for several more weeks.
Studios and networks have reached a tentative three-year deal with Teamster drivers and four craft unions, a few hours after the expiration of the employee contract.
Studios and networks negotiated into the night Tuesday with Teamster drivers and four craft unions but had not reached a deal with as the expiration of the employee contract neared at midnight.
The billion-dollar club has just added a member as newly minted Paramount Pictures Intl. became the fifth studio to take in more than that amount this year in foreign box office.
Guy Walks Into a Bar ("Starship Dave") has decided to go to purgatory, acquiring feature rights to the videogame "Painkiller" from DreamCatcher Interactive.
Disney has signed Francis Lawrence ("Constantine") to helm fantasy-adventure "Snow and the Seven," with Scott Rudin and Andrew Gunn producing.
Disney has picked up feature rights to the graphic novel "Pet Robots" and set it up with Chris Bender and JC Spink through their Benderspink banner.
Not that there was any doubt, but the latest statistics for filming in L.A. confirm what everybody already knows: The studios and networks have revved up production, stockpiling projects as strike…
National Lampoon has acquired Intl. Danger Alliance's post-apocalyptic comedy "Beach Party at the Threshold of Hell" and plans a fall theatrical release.