Paramount is bringing out its "Inner Bitch," preemptively buying a comedy pitch from tyro scribe Kara Holden for low against mid-six figures and setting it up at Kelsey Grammer's Grammnet shingle.
Twentieth Century Fox isn't thinking outside the box -- it's breaking into it. Studio has picked up the feature spec "Breaking the Box" from tyro scribe Dan Cutler in a low six-figure deal.
He's a big green box office machine. DreamWorks' "Shrek 2" kickstarted what had been a good-but-not-great summer season with a record-setting explosion, grossing an estimated $104.3 million…
Jack Valenti hasn't lost his crusading bravado. The 82-year-old MPAA topper, supposedly on his retirement tour, offered to come home early from Cannes to appear at a May 20 congressional hearing over…
The ghost of 1985 hangs over the stalled Writers Guild negotiations with studios.
Fox 2000 has decided to take a chance on "Twice Upon a Time," purchasing Susan Brightbill's romantic dramedy spec script for mid six-figures.
Paramount has decided to put an extra-terrestrial twist on the buddy comedy, acquiring film rights to the trilogy of children's books "Aliens for Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner" for Par-based producer…
New Mexico has won out over Hawaii, Illinois and Tennessee as the location for "The Longest Yard," the Paramount/Sony remake toplining Adam Sandler, Chris Rock and Burt Reynolds.
The top leadership of the Intl. Brotherhood of Teamsters has pledged full support to its Local 399 studio drivers in upcoming negotiations with studios and networks.
Paramount has joined "The Fighting Quakers," setting up a pitch by comedy specialist Tim Herlihy at Adam Sandler's Happy Madison production shingle.
Former Sony Pictures VP of music publishing Georgette Sue Studnicka has been sentenced to five years in state prison for stealing nearly half a million dollars from the company.