Walden Media has acquired the rights to Mike Lupica's forthcoming baseball novel "Heat" and set it up with Joseph Del Hierro's Oh Really Prods.
Paramount and MTV Films have signed a two-year first-look deal with Jamie Foxx and his producing partners, Jaime Rucker King and Marcus King.
In a stunning move underscoring Hollywood's labor uncertainty, a split SAG national board has fired national exec director Greg Hessinger. Sunday morning's vote at the Miramar Hotel in Santa Monica…
Clay stayed king at the foreign box office as UIP's "Wallace and Gromit: The Curse of the Were-Rabbit" easily won its third straight weekend with $15.75 million at 3,782 playdates in 32 markets.
Fox has tapped Skip Woods ("Swordfish") to adapt its feature version of vidgame "Hitman," with Vin Diesel toplining. Studio picked up the Eidos vidgame franchise in June from producers Chuck Gordon…
Viacom chief Sumner Redstone has put the kibosh on what was widely viewed as a longshot play for DreamWorks by Paramount. A play that never even reached the offer stage.
The Intl. Documentary Assn. has tapped Kate Amend to receive its inaugural IDA Award for documentary editing.
Off-lot production in Los Angeles posted solid gains in September, with feature activity jumping 42% over September 2004 while TV rose 5%, according to figures released Wednesday by the Entertainment…
The Writers Guild of America East has promoted associate counsel Ann Toback to assistant exec director. "Ann has served the members both intelligently and conscientiously, and they have repeatedly…
"Star Wars: Episode III -- Revenge of the Sith" has won the Hollywood Film Festival's movie of the year award, based on public online voting. George Lucas will be presented with the award at the…
Twentieth Century Fox has tapped production exec Lisa Ellzey as an exec VP. Ellzey served five years as president of Scott Free Prods. before ankling last summer.