Warner Bros. Pictures has bought the film rights to Rick Yancey's young-adult novel "The Extraordinary Adventures of Alfred Kropp" and set it up with Akiva Goldsman's Weed Road Pictures.
On a growth spurt, the Agency for the Performing Arts has bought its own digs in Beverly Hills and also will open a satellite office in Gotham early next month.
George Clooney has been tapped to receive the third Freedom Award from the Broadcast Film Critics Assn.
Jamie Foxx will star in "The Kingdom" for Universal Pictures. Pic, to be helmed by Peter Berg, produced by Michael Mann and penned by Matthew Michael Carnahan, is aiming for a May start date.
Indie distributor New Yorker Films has picked up all domestic rights to Israeli filmmaker Amos Gitai's "Free Zone," starring Natalie Portman, from BAC Films Intl.
The Museum of Television & Radio unveiled Thursday the names of the 2005 honorees in its new collection "She Made It: Women Creating Television and Radio" -- a three-year initiative celebrating the…
Erica Steinberg has joined Universal Pictures as senior VP of production. Along with recently appointed production prexy Jon Gordon, Steinberg had spent the bulk of her career at Miramax.
Alicia Silverstone, Mary Steenburgen and Rebecca Pidgeon will star in David Mamet's "Boston Marriage" when it makes its L.A. debut at the Geffen Playhouse next year.
Al Sharpton is in talks to topline his own sitcom for CBS. Paramount Network Television would produce the project, a family comedy dubbed "Al in the Family" in which Sharpton would play off his…
Lifetime, in association with Nightstar Productions and Robert Greenwald Productions, will adapt the New York Times best-selling novel, "Augusta Gone."
"Finding Neverland" scribe David Magee is in talks to pen "The Historian," which Red Wagon is producing for Columbia Pictures. Pic is an adaptation of Elizabeth Kostova's first novel. Col paid seven…