Phoenix Pictures has snapped up Javier Rodriguez's spec script "The Heretic" and is fast-tracking the Renaissance-era action-adventure thriller.
The majors and the WGA have gone back to the mat, with the companies filing an unfair labor practices charge against the guild for naming the 28 writers who filed for financial core status during the…
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…
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