In a reversal of roles, Avi Lerner's Nu Image/Millennium Films is in talks to buy First Look Pictures. Move comes 2½ weeks after Henry Winterstern stepped down as First Look CEO, following two years…
Stockpiling? What stockpiling? Apparently looking to calm writers anxious about a potential strike, WGA leaders sent a message to members Monday insisting they've found no evidence that producers…
Codeblack Entertainment has started production on "A Good Man Is Hard to Find," the first project under its deal with 20th Century Fox's recently launched faith-based label, FoxFaith.
Warner Bros. has preemptively snapped up an untitled comedy pitch by Mike Lisbe and Nate Reger ("Space Invader") set in the world of wild animal training for mid- against high-six figures. Feature…
Lynda Obst is reteaming with Marc Rosen -- who is exiting Heyday Films -- to form a new production company that will remain at Paramount, where Obst recently reupped her deal.
Peter Foldy's Filmstreet Prods. has launched development of a feature about Focal Point, the first band signed to the Beatles' Apple Music label.
With contract negotiations looming, SAG and the WGA West have gotten chummy again. Leaders of the two guilds spent Friday plotting strategy at SAG's Hollywood headquarters in what's expected to be…
The Spartans easily conquered the international box office as "300" amped up an otherwise moderate frame with $15.6 million at 1,300 playdates in 13 markets.
Film Independent has selected eight fellows for its seventh annual Directors Lab, which runs through April 16.
In this summer's parade of global day-and-date releases, not every tentpole is in step. The newly minted Paramount Pictures Intl. will buck the trend with "Shrek the Third."
The Spartans are coming to the rescue at the international box office. With the March 9-11 frame not seeing a single pic crack the $10 million mark, the weekend still had cause for optimism, as…