Joe Roth's Revolution Studios has closed a deal worth seven figures with scribe Michael Petroni to pen an original supernatural thriller. The project, which centers on a female protagonist who wakes…
Sharon Gless ("Cagney & Lacey") has joined the cast of "Queer as Folk," Showtime's U.S. adaptation of the raunchy British series focusing on urban gay men and lesbians.
ABC's primetime phenom "Who Wants to Be a Millionaire" helped make a winner out of the Walt Disney Co. as the Mouse House reported Thursday a better-than-expected 20% improvement in fiscal…
Andrew Plotkin has been named director of drama development for Warner Bros. Television, while Abram Hatch is joining the department as manager.
Tom Clancy, godfather of the techno thriller and intermittent ruler of bestseller lists nationwide, has left his long-standing William Morris lit agent, Robert Gottlieb, to be represented in all…
A group repping freelance writers has struck a deal with Steven Brill for payment to the writers for resale of old articles, somewhat like residuals for television shows. The board of the National…
The Toronto Intl. Film Festival is planning a 25th anniversary tribute in honor of seasoned British helmer Stephen Frears. Gala will take place Sept. 9 at Roy Thomson Hall with Frears and a number of…
Joaquin Phoenix has signed with the Creative Artists Agency, which will co-represent him with Iris Burton, the longtime agent of Phoenix and his family.
Miramax has sold the busted theatrical "Sweet Revenge," starring Helena Bonham Carter, Sam Neill and Kristin Scott Thomas, to Showtime, which will give the movie its U.S. premiere late next month…
Star TV has signed a five-year deal that gives the satellite network exclusive television and 'Net rights to at least 24 movies produced by the Media Asia Group in the next four years.
Latvia's first privately funded film has scored promising B.O. results as local auds in the Baltic country (population 2.5 million) flocking to see Aigars Grauba's "Summer of Terror," a drama…