Simon Crowe's finance/sales entity Velvet Octopus has signed a deal to finance action thriller "High Stakes," with David R. Ellis ("Snakes on a Plane") attached to direct.
Film Independent has scheduled its seventh annual Director Series to run Feb. 21-April 4 at the Pacific Design Center, with Kasi Lemmons as moderator for the first time.
William Hurt and Maria Bello will topline Arthur Cohn's remake of Japanese film "Yellow Handkerchief," with shooting starting in Louisiana on March 22.
Opting for recent awards-season favorites, the Writers Guild of America presented its top screenplay trophies to Michael Arndt for "Little Miss Sunshine" in the original category and William Monahan…
"Night at the Museum" checked back in to the top spot at the international box office, winning for the sixth time in seven weekends with $13.7 million at 4,800 playdates in 43 markets.
MTV Films has purchased Jacob Forman spec script "Handsome Devil" for mid-six figures following a bidding war for the rights and set it up with Kevin Misher.
Odd Lot Entertainment has hired former First Look Studios head William Lischak as chief operating officer.
Two days after the Writers Guild announced its negotiating team for this summer's talks, the DGA chimed in Feb. 8 with news that it had named Gil Cates to head its negotiating team -- nearly 17…
The plethora of new digital delivery systems vying for wide-scale adoption presents a massive headache for the three major Hollywood talent guilds, which are girding for negotiations with the studios…
Intrepid Pictures is developing an adaptation of the "Couriers" series of graphic novels and tapped Javier Grillo-Marxuach, an Emmy winner for "Lost," to pen the screenplay.
German producer-investment banker Ingo Vollkammer and American producer Scott Einbinder have formed Leomax Entertainment to develop, finance, produce, acquire and market genre feature films and…