MGM has acquired domestic rights to "How To Lose Friends and Alienate People" and plans to release the comedy on Oct. 3 in conjunction with Autonomous Films.
MGM has won a bidding war for "The Zookeeper," paying $2 million against $3 million for the comedy spec from the team of Jay Scherick and David Ronn.
As contract talks with the majors enter their second week, the Screen Actors Guild has amped up pressure on the studios by signing interim deals on 95 indie features that allow actors to continue…
Charles Segars' Sparkler Entertainment has acquired feature rights to a series of political action thriller novels by TV producer Gary Grossman with the goal of developing a franchise.
Columbia Pictures has scooped up Paul Fruchbom's comedy spec "Winter's Discontent" for low six figures.
The WGA West has selected Budd Schulberg as recipient of its 2008 Laurel Award for Screen, honoring lifetime achievement in writing for motion pictures.
"La Vie en rose" producer Alain Goldman has expanded operations into the U.S. by launching Legende Films in Los Angeles as a subsidiary of his Paris-based production house Legende.
Kumar's OK with no longer being Kumar. So said Kal Penn after Thursday's preem of New Line's "Harold & Kumar: Escape From Guantanamo Bay" at the ArcLight.
With feature-primetime negotiations moving into a critical second week, the Screen Actors Guild and the majors continued to supply tiny doses of optimism that a thesp strike can be averted this…
Rob Schneider, Tania Raymonde, Kristin Cavallari, Rumer Willis and Ryan Merriman will star in indie ensemble comedy "Wild Cherry" for Redwood Palms, Rampage Entertainment and Farpoint Films.
Michel Shane and Anthony Romano ("I Robot," "Catch Me if You Can") are developing "Lifeboat 13," based on the WWII story of the four chaplains who gave their lives during the 1943 sinking of the…