Focus Features has scooped up "Vanished," a political thriller pitch that Hany Abu-Assad, director of the Oscar-nommed "Paradise Now," is attached to direct.
Lionsgate has scooped up U.S. distrib rights to helmer Roger Donaldson's feature thriller "The Bank Job," penned by writing duo Dick Clement and Ian La Frenais ("Flushed Away").
Columbia has pacted for an untitled comedy that will be written as a star vehicle for David Spade and Chris Rock. Spade will write the script with Fred Wolf and Adam Sandler's Happy Madison will…
United Artists has optioned nonfiction book "The Birthday Party," a prosecutor's account of a night in 1998 when he was kidnapped.
Shares of National CineMedia surged on their first day of trading as movie theater advertising got a standing ovation from Wall Street.
Among the flurry of U.S. wireless service providers and entertainment companies striving to get into the mobile TV and video business, all agree that the key to sparking lukewarm consumer interest in…
In many ways, the five mobile shorts featured in the Sundance's Global Short Film Project, happening this week at 3GSM in Barcelona, may seem as much a glance at film's past as a peek into its future.
Thanks in part to a Brit theater chain's ban on Fox's "Night at the Museum," Sony's "The Pursuit of Happyness" was tops at the international B.O. over the latest frame, marking the first time in six…
In her attempt to live down the pseudo-scandal of her relationship with an ex-Citigroup exec, CNBC's Maria Bartiromo is getting support from people in high places.
There has been a not-so-subtle campaign pyramiding since Oscar nominations that Omar Sharif is an ex-Egyptian soldier who fought in the Israeli war. Forget it. Omar sez, "I never fought in any army."
The 57th annual Berlinale kicked off Thursday evening and will unspool, between festival and market, more than 1,000 movies over the next 10 days. The opening pic was from France, not from Hollywood…