Can "The Manchurian Candidate" be this year's "Seabiscuit?" A year ago, "Seabiscuit" looked to be little more than an expensive gamble in the late summer -- a period drama starring a horse and set in…
It's getting crowded in Hollywood's labor negotiations line. The WGA and AMPTP opted May 12 to delay the resumption of talks for three weeks, hoping to hash out details of their respective deal…
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.
About 500 casting directors and associates in Los Angeles and New York are formally seeking to be represented by the Intl. Brotherhood of Teamsters before the AMPTP and warning they may strike if not…
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.