Franchise Pictures has inked a first-look deal with producer Howard Baldwin and closed a pact with major Japanese distributor Nippon Herald for a trio of pics.
HBO is trying to woo younger viewers ringside with "KO Nation," a new Saturday afternoon boxing series hosted by former MTV personality Ed Lover.
Underscoring the vibrancy of Spain's toon production sector, Barcelona-based Filmax has created a shingle called Bren Entertainment.
After producing for DreamWorks the holiday sleeper "Galaxy Quest" and the Irish comedy "An Everlasting Piece," which helmer Barry Levinson recently wrapped, Mark Johnson is ending his first-look deal…
Helmer Steve Carr ("Next Friday") is attached to direct "Hoedown" at Sony's Columbia Pictures.
SINCE WE’RE IN THE MIDDLE of an election year, which brings out the worst in everyone, it seems as good a time as any to ask this question: Why do comics run away from being comical? We need our…
Artisan Entertainment has attracted Oscar nominee Helena Bonham Carter to co-star in "Novocaine" opposite Steve Martin. Summit Entertainment, where Artisan has an output deal, is handling foreign…
David Javerbaum, a scribe for "The Daily Show," and former staff writer for "Late Show with David Letterman," has won the Richard Rodgers Development Award for his new musical, "Suburb."
The Bruce Willis mob-edy about a hit man mixing with hoi polloi is the perfect symbol of a profitable yet sleepy 2000. With a studio-estimated $9.6 million, the Franchise Pictures co-production…
The Rodger Hess Prods. revival of "Finian's Rainbow" replaces the previously scheduled "The Night They Raided Minsky's" at L.A.'s Ahmanson Theatre this summer, from July 12 to Sept. 3.
While the long-term future of UPN may still be in doubt, the struggling weblet can at least claim credit for one of the more astounding Nielsen rebounds in recent memory.