Universal Pictures has netted rights to make a feature about the Fugees, a youth soccer club made up of international refugees who settled in Clarkston, Ga.
Newly minted production shingle Cinema League has found Elvis, optioning film and TV rights to the book "Sergeant Presley: The Untold Story of Elvis' Missing Years."
Film centered on the 1857 Mountain Meadows Massacre stars Jon Voight as a Mormon bishop and Terence Stamp as Brigham Young. Also in the cast are Lolita Davidovich, Dean Cain, Trent Ford, Tamara Hope…
Rendez-Vous With French Cinema, an annual showcase of French filmmaking, has been set for Feb. 28-March 11 at Gotham's Walter Reade Theater and at the IFC Center.
The Intl. Brotherhood of Electrical Workers and CBS Broadcasting have agreed to a three-year extension of their current agreement.
Despite the overwhelming number of specialty films that received Oscar attention, it's only "The Departed" -- the one best picture nominee to have grossed over $100 million -- that's getting a huge…
Veteran sales-acquisitions exec Jere Hausfater and equity firm maven Jim Kohlberg have joined forces as Essential Entertainment, aiming the shingle to serve as a one-stop shop for new investors and…
Universal topper Ron Meyer did nothing to dispel his rep as one of Hollywood's premier charmers as he received the Milestone Award Saturday from the Producers Guild of America at the Century Plaza.
Financing/production banner the Motion Picture Group has signed a deal to finance the next film of "Hounddog" writer-director Deborah Kampmeier.
The Writers Guild of America East has tapped Gail Lee to receive its Richard B. Jablow Award for service to the Guild.
Overture Films has tapped independent film vets Sean Furst and Robert Kessel as exec VPs of productions and acquisitions and hired Bryan Furst as senior VP of productions and acquisitions.