Over two years and $56 million worth of losses after it launched, Disney and a new group of private investors are restarting the MovieBeam over-the-air video-on-demand service in 29 cities.
Universal has snapped up comedy pitch "The Nice Guy," by Ed Zwick and Sheldon Turner, in a six-figure preemptive buy. Turner is already penning the script, which follows a recently divorced doctor…
After teaming to create production entity Random House Films late last year, Bertelsmann's Random House and NBC Universal's Focus Features have selected two upcoming politically themed tomes -…
Ridley Scott is in talks to direct Russell Crowe and Denzel Washington in the Brian Grazer-produced “Gangster,” that had its plug pulled in late 2004 by Universal. The hope is to shoot this summer…
"The Light in the Piazza," which took home six Tonys at the 2005 ceremony, begins a national tour in August, the month after the show shutters its extended run in Gotham.
The SAG Foundation has approved final plans for opening an Actors Center this spring at the SAG headquarters building in Hollywood -- the first such facility for the 70,000 SAG members in the Los…
The Weinstein Company TWC has snapped up “Escape From Planet Earth,” based on a pitch from “Hoodwinked!” scribes Tony Leech and Cory Edwards. Leech also will helm “Earth,” a comedy about a prison…
"Starship Dave" is now launching at 20th Century Fox, with Eddie Murphy on board to star and helmer Peter Segal to direct. Project had been at Paramount.
Gael Garcia Bernal is attached to star in Brazilian helmer Hector Babenco's next film, "O Pasado" (The Past). Project is based on the novel by Argentine scribe Alan Pauls.
Gael Garcia Bernal is attached to star in Brazilian helmer Hector Babenco’s next film, “O Pasado” (The Past). Project is based on the novel by Argentine scribe Alan Pauls. Project is based on the…
Michael Bay's Platinum Dunes shingle is coming aboard to produce the 11th outing in the sturdy "Friday the 13th" franchise for New Line. Studio's hoping to fast-track the project -- centered on the…