Columbia Pictures has taken domestic distribution rights to the John Travolta/Samuel L. Jackson starrer "Basic."
Markets & Festivals
While few f/x facilities have made the leap into original pic production, Digital Domain ("Titanic") is expanding its slate of inhouse projects, pacting with "Shrek" scribes Ted Elliott and Terry…
"Survivor" supremo Mark Burnett is teaming with sports production/management outlet Battle Entertainment to create a new small-screen martial arts reality franchise.
Guy McElwaine, the former chairman-CEO of Columbia Pictures and vice chairman of ICM, has been named president of Jim Robinson's Morgan Creek Prods. effective March 1.
In his first film in eight years, Macaulay Culkin will star in Killer Films' "Party Monster," the sick, sad and true story of 1990s party promoter and convicted murderer Michael Alig. Ed Pressman and…
In what is being called "Boogie Nights" meets "The Fast and the Furious," Universal Pictures has made a preemptive deal to build a movie around premier skateboarder Tony Hawk.
A slew of big name TV helmers -- including sitcom heavyweight James Burrows ("Will & Grace") -- are locking in which pilots they'll direct this spring, as series development for fall heads into the…
The number of completion bond companies has contracted by more than half during the past year, but the handful that remain say they will have no trouble covering the needs of independently financed…
Indie Film Finance
Managing international film rights is as complex as foreign affairs. With an ever-growing complex web of territories, outlets, windows, currencies and tax systems to deal with, many film companies…
In an effort to lure film production to their back yards, most states have some form of tax incentive or rebate; some also have arts agencies that give small-size grants, and a couple, like Illinois…
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