With several studios showing more than token interest, New Line inhaled a pitch about marijuana smuggling brothers which came with Brad Pitt attached to star.
The "Dances With Films" film festival has announced its lineup of 12 full-length and 12 short pics, all of which share the common trait of having no known showbiz names associated with them.
NBC, an investor in CNET's Internet portal Snap!, named four executives to Snap!'s management team and has scheduled the first brand awareness campaign for Snap! to run on the network.
Animation house Film Roman has inked a deal with 20th Century Fox TV to produce 13 segs of the new Fox comedy series "Family Guy."
Emmy will go host-less for its golden anniversary. NBC and Emmycast exec producer Don Mischer have opted against naming a host for this year's 50th anniversary kudofest, which will be broadcast live…
After spending three months learning to play the violin by the woman she was to portray in "50 Violins," Madonna abruptly exited the Miramax project on Friday.
Castle Rock and Sony have agreed to take their $10 million legal dispute over syndie advertising revenue from "Seinfeld" to a private arbitrator, who is expected to make a decision in the fall.
German, French and Italian pics, plus a new film from hot Brazilian director Walter Salles ("Central Station"), dominate the competition lineup at the 51st Locarno Intl. Film Festival.
Beau Bridges is set to dive into Franchise Pictures' "The White River Kid," which stars Antonio Banderas and Bob Hoskins.
"Party of Five" creators Christopher Keyser and Amy Lippman are in talks with Fox about doing a new series, but are "skittish" because of the network's treatment of their midseason drama "Significant…
Digital f/x shop Sony Pictures Imageworks has landed the contract to produce the visual effects for Paul Verhoeven's "The Hollow Man," whose 400-plus f/x shots will make it one of the coming year's…