Japanese director, screenwriter and entertainer Takeshi Kitano's "Zatoichi" has been selected as the opening film of the Intl. Film Festival Rotterdam, which will begin its 12-day run Jan. 21.
MGM has made a preemptive buy of "Henry Bates and the Sorcerer's Balls" -- a spoof of the "Harry Potter" and "Lord of the Rings" franchises. Studio is looking to conjure up a fantasy parody in the…
New Line Cinema has paid low- against mid-six figures for the spec script "Jive Turkey" by scribe Wayne Conley as a potential starring vehicle for "Drumline" thesp Nick Cannon.
As the nets reach the half-way mark this November sweeps, a few last-minute scheduling tweaks have hit the boards.
Stepping up development on a project being eyed as a potential children's fantasy franchise, Miramax Films has attached screenwriter David Magee to adapt author Laurence Yep's magical adventure…
"Rushmore" star Jason Schwartzman has been added to the cast of Fox's highly anticipated midseason laffer "Cracking Up." Mike White ("School of Rock") created and exec produces the 20th Century Fox…
The Brooklyn Academy of Music has tapped Roger Chapman as a consultant for theater.
The Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences Thursday unveiled the 76th Academy Award commemorative poster, created by pop artist Burton Morris.
Forget early negotiations for Hollywood writers. With its three-year film-TV contract expiring in less than six months -- on May 1 -- the Writers Guild of America has not even named a negotiating…
"Just Married" helmer Shawn Levy is getting hitched to 20th Century Fox TV. Levy, whose feature "Cheaper by the Dozen" hits theaters next month, has inked an 18-month deal.