James Lassiter, Will Smith and Ken Stovitz's Overbrook Entertainment has reupped its first-look deal with Columbia Pictures for five years, keeping the shingle at the studio through 2013.
Markets & Festivals
Rumors of the death of independent film are greatly exaggerated -- judging by the weekend box office, anyway.
American Film Institute released the winners of its AFI Awards Sunday, including its annual top 10 list.
Some of the country's biggest institutions devoted to fostering new works are participating in the Sundance Institute Theater's three-day conference on new play development running Sunday-Tuesday.
Kate DiCamillo's delectable novel about rodents, royals and the restorative properties of soup gets the star-laden, CG-animated bigscreen treatment in "The Tale of Despereaux."
Although it could take months to unravel the full list of people and companies affected by the collapse of money manager Bernard Madoff's $50 billion hedge-fund and alleged Ponzi scheme, published…
"The Day the Earth Stood Still" showed plenty of life in its launch at the international box office with a solid $39 million at 7,695 in 90 markets.
Keanu Reeves sci-fi remake "The Day the Earth Stood Still" delivered a much needed victory for 20th Century Fox in grossing an estimated $31 million from 3,560 runs to easily win the domestic box…
Fresh from an impressive box office performance for "Twilight," Summit Entertainment has tapped Chris Weitz to direct its sequel, "New Moon."
Almost every year, the contenders for Oscar's original-screenplay kudo include one or more newcomers making a splash with their first produced script. At the same time, the adapted-screenplay…