Mandate Pictures has hired creative exec Nicole Brown as VP production to oversee and manage the company's creative department.
New Line has bought an untitled comedy pitch about female relationships from writer/director Rob McKittrick for mid-six figures against low seven figures and set the project up with Contrafilm and…
Two weeks after Tom Cruise revived United Artists, Overture Pictures is trying to build a filmmaking roster populated by veterans of UA and MGM.
"Borat" may be hated in his fictional Kazakhstan homeland, but there's plenty of box office love everywhere else. Mirroring its solid domestic performance, Sacha Baron Cohen's offbeat spoof scored…
New Line has made a preemptive purchase of Seth Bass and Jonathan Tolins' comedy pitch "Birth Mother" and set it up with David Kirschner, Corey Sienega and Nick Davis.
The Writers Guild of America and ABC have agreed to meet Nov. 29 for bargaining on the contract covering about 250 newsroom employees in Washington, D.C., and New York.
It's Borat's world now. Though Sacha Baron Cohen may be despised in Kazakhstan, "Borat" stunned the international marketplace with a convincing launch weekend of $18.6 million at only 993 playdates…
Last week's American Film Market in Santa Monica, Calif., boasted more sellers than ever, but too few offered what buyers wanted most: the go-to, not-quite movie star.
The Intl. Documentary Assn. has tapped "An Inconvenient Truth" to receive its Pare Lorentz award as the film that best represents the activist spirit and lyrical vision of its namesake.
The Slamdance Film Festival has juiced up its newly minted horror screenplay contest with a guarantee that the winning script will be produced.
Teamsters Local 399 has reached a deal with Anisa Prods. to cover drivers and location managers on "America's Next Top Model," a week after the union announced it planned to strike the series.