Almost as soon as the Golden Globes ceremony ended at the Beverly Hilton, distributors rushed to expand their pictures this past weekend, looking to capitalize not just on their wins but on possible…
Stability is often a foreign concept in Hollywood, where who's in power and who's not can change with each weekend's box office grosses. But throughout his career, Ron Meyer has put a premium on it.
With only one new wide release this weekend -- Rogue's frightener "The Hitcher," bowing at 2,831 theaters -- most of the activity this weekend will be for kudos contenders expanding to take advantage…
Universal has picked up sci-fi thriller "Source Code," with Topher Grace attached to star. Ben Ripley wrote the spec; Mark Gordon is producing.
Chris Meledandri is ankling as head of 20th Century Fox Animation to set up a family entertainment banner at Universal Pictures. New unit, which has not been named but launches this spring, will…
The Tribune Co.'s slow-moving search for a buyer shows no sign of a resolution in the wake of Wednesday's deadline for bids.
The long weekend boosted grosses across the board on Monday, leaving the order of finish on the box office chart pretty much intact.
Working Title heads Tim Bevan and Eric Fellner have reached new pacts that will keep the duo with Universal for seven more years. No major changes at Working Title are planned, though Fellner said…
Will Smith's Overbrook banner and Sony have purchased Steve Bloom spec script "Sisters of Mercy" for mid-six figures. Smith and James Lassiter are producing for Overbrook along with Alex Siskin, who…
As the holiday crush of specialty film eases a bit, distribs are attempting to take advantage of the extra legroom by expanding their pics. Picturehouse's "Pan's Labyrinth" added 150 screens over the…