When Gene Reynolds was starting out as a director, he routinely went to the Directors Guild of America, where he found the likes of John Ford, Josef Von Sternberg and George Stevens hanging out in…
Warner Bros. has gotten its "Fix," picking up 25-year-old scripter Mark Bomback's spec screenplay for Jerry Weintraub to produce, sources said Wednesday.
Ken Gross, a principal in Paradigm since its inception four years ago, will depart the agency to become a manager/producer, while Paradigm adds well-known TV lit and talent agent Debbee Klein as a…
Remakes of classic films like "Sabrina" and "An Affair to Remember" bombed at the box office, so Hollywood is lowering its sights: The studios are throwing big bucks at camp.
The industry is taking a fresh approach to old corn, and a prime example is the primate melodrama "Mighty Joe Young." The Walt Disney Co. next summer will launch a giant-size marketing blitz tied to…
As producers rush to remake old works, they are finding the biggest hurdle is securing rights. In current contracts, it's clearly defined who owns remake, sequel and TV series rights to a property…
Barry Pepper, seen in the upcoming Fox feature "Firestorm," has been cast in DreamWorks/Par's "Saving Private Ryan," a World War II drama starring Tom Hanks and directed by Steven Spielberg.
Stunt performers picketed in front of the Screen Actors Guild on Monday, protesting a proposed commercials contract because it fails to recognize stunt coordinators.
Tom Schulman summed up a central message that panelists brought to a first-of-its-kind writers conference in Santa Monica: "Fight."
The scribes of megapics just get no respect. "Get in the car! Get out of the car!" "Hold on!" These are lines from "Twister," as quoted by Mike Medavoy and Rob Reiner at the Writers Guild…
Warner Bros. has acquired the film rights to Michael Drosnin's nonfiction book "The Bible Code," which details an Israeli mathematician's decoding of a series of messages and predictions hidden in…