Unapix Entertainment has acquired theatrical rights to "The Texas Chainsaw Massacre" and is in pre-production on a 25th anniversary installment of the classic slasher pic.
Paramount Pictures has acquired Elinor Lipman's upcoming novel, "The Ladies' Man," for producer Donald De Line.
Miramax Films has hired scribes Steve Susco and John Weidner to pen the screen adaptation of the comic book "Ghosting" for its genre unit Dimension Films.
FROM MIFEDPeter Hewitt ("The Borrowers") is set to direct "Whatever Happened to Howard Smith," an English romantic comedy to be produced by West Eleven Films and financed by Intermedia.
The Motion Picture & Television Fund, whose maxim is "We take care of our own," took care of Edie and Lew Wasserman Saturday morning.
NBC has decided to pull Paramount Network TV's Nathan Lane starrer "Encore! Encore!" from its Tuesday lineup for the November sweeps.
"Lethal Weapon" helmer Richard Donner is taking a detour from action-packed feature pics to exec produce a syndie gameshow prospect for Paramount.
Once the venue for chronicling the careers of fading rock stars, VH1's "Behind the Music" series has become a powerful marketing force for current artists releasing new albums.
"Fire-Eater," a Finnish tale of sisters pitted against one another in a circus setting, was presented the Grand Jury prize at closing ceremonies of the AFI International Film Festival on Friday.
Willem Dafoe is in final negotiations to star as a mystical warrior-priest in Scanbox Danmark's "Bullfighter."
The sniping has begun over the editorial slant of CNN's massive 24-hour documentary series "Cold War," personally conceived by Ted Turner, which the network is running in one-hour segments every…