Avi Lerner's Millennium Films has signed Steve Miner ("Lake Placid," "Halloween H2O") to direct "Major Movie Star," starring Jessica Simpson as a Marine Corps enlistee.
National Lampoon has signed Savage Steve Holland ("Better Off Dead") to helm its inhouse college comedy "National Lampoon's Ratko: The Dictator's Son."
American Film Institute will award honorary degrees to producers George Stevens Jr. and Tom Pollock and to Sony topper Howard Stringer.
MGM is partnering with Ashok Amritraj's Hyde Park Entertainment to produce direct-to-DVD movies aimed at specific demos. First project from the alliance will be a remake of the 1980 thriller "Dressed…
Manager-producers Bryan Brucks and Brendan McDonald have to established Brucks/McDonald Entertainment as a management and production company.
Ken Kwapis ("License to Wed") will direct Walden Media's untitled teen mayor comedy, set up with Phoenix Pictures toppers Mike Medavoy and Arnie Messer.
For veteran writers in Hollywood, it's a time of familiar anxiety. Studios and networks complain that the Writers Guild contract demands are unreasonable and unrealistic.
Even if there weren't a possible strike looming, it's hardly hearts and flowers for older writers. The gloomy outlook was highlighted by the May 8 release of the WGA's diversity report, which showed…
Dustin Hoffman and Emma Thompson will topline Overture Films' romantic drama "Last Chance Harvey," with shooting set to start in London in September.
New Line is moving forward on its feature adaptation of "The King of Kong," a documentary about rivals battling for supremacy in vidgame "Donkey Kong." The company has hired Michael Bacall ("Manic")…
With key contract negotiations looming, leaders of the Screen Actors Guild and the American Federation of Television & Radio Artists have launched talks to sort out contentious jurisdictional…