MGM will visit some of its bounty on tyro screenwriter John Patrick Nelson for his script, "Bounty," which will be a low-budget feature produced for the Lion by Zide/Perry Entertainment ("Final…
Markets & Festivals
April Blair has sold her action comedy "Operation: Spy Girl" to Universal-based Jersey Films in a deal valued at low- against mid-six figures.
Miramax Films has signed Japanese horror director Ryuhei Kitamura to a first-look deal. Kitamura fright pics like "Versus" and "Heat After Dark" have drawn keen interest on the festival circuit.
ABC is sentencing "The Chair" to the chair. On Wednesday, the Alphabet web pulled the plug on the John McEnroe-hosted quizzer after skein's disastrous first outing in a new Monday timeslot.
Everyone always likes to complain about the American Film Market, but who can put down an event where federal marshals were prowling the lobby of the Loews Santa Monica or someone was roaming the…
Celebrating its heritage as the home of James Bond, MGM unspooled a 2002 product reel at ShoWest that emphasized titles both familiar and fresh.
Oz censors have amazed exex by slapping a parental guidance rating on the 20th-anniversary re-release of Steven Spielberg's "E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial," a tougher classification than the general…
Australia's two metropolitan pay TV carriers, Foxtel and Optus, have inked a deal that will see their programming delivered across both networks.
Italian producer Domenico Procacci has formalized his long-standing involvement with Oz's film industry by establishing production shingle Fandango Australia.