Horror specialist Wes Craven and producing partner Marianne Maddalena have taken a turn toward romantic comedy, buying Jeremy Drysdale's original pitch "Whole New You" for low six figures.
Juan Jose Campanella is supervising a rewrite of the Adam Sandler laffer "Click" with an eye to possibly directing the film for Columbia Pictures and Revolution Studios.
Paramount Pictures has decided to believe in "A Rhinestone Alibi," setting up the tale of a college-based alibi service for Julie Richardson and Nathan Holtz to produce as the first project at their…
The cliffhanger drama over a new writers' contract will remain unresolved for at least three more weeks. Negotiators for the Writers Guild of America and the Alliance of Motion Picture & Television…
Showbiz writers return to the bargaining table today after a weeklong recess, amid expectations that their current stalemate with studios and networks will continue.
Veteran exec Matt Berenson has come aboard as prexy of Carsey-Werner-Mandabach Films after 2½ years as exec VP of Red Wagon Entertainment.
Ving Rhames will topline and exec produce "Night Train," a long-in-development Sonny Liston biopic with James Woods, Alfre Woodard and Kristanna Loken also expected to star.
Producer Adam Selkowitz and writer-producer Hector Hill have launched production shingle Waterfall Films, aiming to develop and produce low-budget independent features for a family audience.
Warner Bros. has agreed to co-finance "Benjamin Button," Paramount's adaptation of the F. Scott Fitzgerald short story. The agreement calls for Paramount to handle domestic distribution and Warner to…
Talk about a graduation present for Shawn Ku. With Ku due to receive a USC film degree Friday, Warner Bros. has signed him to a deal to develop musical "Dramarama" with the intent to direct the…
Hollywood writers have offered mostly solid support to their leaders amid the recessed negotiations with studios. About 400 members of the Writers Guild of America West attended a low-key but intense…