New Line has tapped comedy writing team Alan Cohen and Alan Freedland to pen corporate comedy "The Retreat" for Guy Walks Into a Bar partners Jon Berg and Todd Komarnicki.
The Art Directors Guild has established a new awards category for excellence in production design for commercials. Guild plans to announce five nominees for commercials on Jan. 13.
Paramount Pictures is in talks to hire the screenwriting team of Dick Clement and Ian La Frenais to adapt "Confessions of a Master Jewel Thief," set up with Christine Peters at her CFP Prods.
Columbia has acquired the rights to Nick Flynn's novel "Another Bullshit Night in Suck City" for producer Michael Costigan. Costigan, a former Col production exec, will be returning to the studio…
Independent producers at the American Film Market received an upbeat outlook on the growing use of incentives to keep production in the U.S., particularly in light of recent federal tax incentive…
Writers and producers can get along better, but it's a daunting task for both sides. That was the consensus Monday among panelists at AFM seminar "Merging Creativity and Business: the Writer/Producer…
While Paramount Pictures' buyout of Newmarket Entertainment Group is not a done deal, its prospects have brightened. Execs from both companies refused to comment, but the initial round of talks was…
DreamWorks has tapped Jeremy Leven ("The Notebook") to write the robot boxing project "Real Steel" and is in talks with Jonathan Mostow ("Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines") to direct.
The Intl. Documentary Assn. has selected filmmaker Alanis Obomsawin, who has specialized in docus about native Canadians, to receive its Pioneer Award.
In March, Paramount trumpeted a whole new attitude. The studio was shaking up its exec roster, signing hipper filmmakers and lessening its reliance on sequels and remakes.
George Tillman Jr. is in talks to direct "Six Shooters" for producer Laurence Mark at Columbia. Action adventure pic is based on a spec script by John Enbom.