Launching a new sales and distribution market at a second-tier fest during one of the harshest economic downturns in recent memory may seem questionable at best.
Markets & Festivals
Several studios are circling a hot teen sci-fi/fantasy book whose astonishing insight into the mind of a 14-year-old stems from its source: It was written by a 14-year-old.
He wasn't a writer, he just played one on TV -- until now. Actor Wallace Langham ("Veronica's Closet") had been so often mistaken for a writer after portraying a scribe on the oh-too-real HBO comedy…
Five weeks into the new fall season, the two networks with the best story to tell among adults 18-49 -- CBS and the WB -- also happen to be the only broadcasters not aiming for that all-important…
Miramax Films has named Rick Sands its chief operating officer. The appointment gives Sands, who has been chair of worldwide distribution at Miramax for the last five years, broad jurisdiction at the…
The Justice Dept. delivered a knockout blow Thursday to the merger of EchoStar and DirecTV. After a 12-month review, the agency called the deal anti-competitive and bad for consumers and plans to go…
Sid Ganis' Out of the Blue Entertainment has optioned feature rights to Alexandra Pelosi's award-winning documentary "Journeys With George," a film that goes behind the scenes during George W. Bush's…
Portia de Rossi has inked a talent holding deal with NBC. As part of the deal, the Peacock will develop a series project for the actress, who for four seasons portrayed lawyer Nell Porter on Fox…
Miramax Films has reteamed with "Serendipity" scribe Marc Klein, hiring him to adapt the Korean film "My Wife Is a Gangster."
Memo to Deborah Gibson, Gerardo and any former New Kid on the Block not named Donnie: Call your agents--now.
Domestic Film DAILY
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Non-Stop1Daily:$1.6M Cumulative:$36.7M Universal Pictures -3.70%
Son of God
Son of God2Daily:$1.4M Cumulative:$31.5M Fox 8.58%
The LEGO Movie
The LEGO Movie3Daily:$1.0M Cumulative:$214.0M Warner Brothers 6.54%