Universal is getting in gear for "Drive," optioning James Sallis' novel about a Hollywood stunt driver as a starring vehicle for Hugh Jackman and setting it up with Marc Platt.
Keisha Castle-Hughes has signed up for the lead as the Virgin Mary in New Line's "Nativity." The 15-year-old, who toplined 2003's "Whale Rider," will portray Mary over the two-year period leading up…
Mandalay Integrated Media Entertainment and Prelude Pictures have launched development of "The Heart of Man," centered on 18th century antislavery crusader John Newton.
Bob Cooper's Landscape Entertainment has tapped Michael Nash senior VP, with responsibilities to find, develop and package material.
The Screen Actors Guild is asking its members for strike authorization over its basic made-for-cable contract, which hasn't been revised in 16 years.
Gene Schwam, president and co-founder of Hanson & Schwam Public Relations, has been named to the Industry Advisory Board for the Center for Film and Media Research at Arizona State U.
New Line has obtained remake rights to 2004 Japanese hospital horror film "Infection" and set up the project with original producer Takashige Ichise along with Vertigo Entertainment principals Roy…
Negotiations for a new contract covering about 500 location managers and scouts are set to begin March 30, four months prior to expiration of the current contract.
"Crash" cashed in on its Best Picture Oscar in Spain, where the ensemble drama jumped from 15th to second place over the weekend, but showed only modest traction in re-releases into other markets.
Leaders of the propmakers union, which operates as IATSE Local 44, have filed additional charges against suspended business agent Ronnie Cunningham for alleged embezzlement of union funds and other…
"The Pink Panther" pounced on the top spot at the foreign box office with $9.2 million, edging family fave "The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe" amid continued mild…