Fox Searchlight apparently has emerged victorious in the contentious Toronto fest bidding war for Jason Reitman's "Thank You for Smoking." And, following that victory, the Peter Rice-run specialty…
The old debate has been ignited yet again: When is a deal a deal? Paramount Classics claims it had a handshake agreement to acquire world rights to "Thank You for Smoking." A William Morris agent…
Fox Searchlight has acquired rights to distribute the BBC Films pic "Imagine Me & You" in territories including North America, Latin America, France, Italy and Japan.
Fox Searchlight is in negotiations with "Training Day" helmer Antoine Fuqua to direct a bigscreen version of the life and times of late rapper the Notorious B.I.G., aka Biggie Smalls and Christopher…
Things are lonely out there in limbo-land. But less lonely than in the past. A growing number of movies lately seem to be in a holding pattern insofar as their releases are concerned.
Fox Searchlight has upped VP Jill Gwen to senior vice president of finance and operations. Gwen will continue to report to Fox Searchlight topper Peter Rice and Jane Waxman, senior VP of planning and…
Fox Searchlight Pictures, DNA Films and the BBC have pacted to adapt the National Theater production of Alan Bennett's Olivier-winning "The History Boys" into a feature. Fox Searchlight prexy Peter…
In its quest for the next Brit comedy hit, Fox Searchlight has acquired worldwide rights to the low-budget wedding movie "Confetti" from BBC Films.
Fox Searchlight has hired writer-directors Alex and Andrew Smith -- who made 2002 Sundance pic "The Slaughter Rule" -- to adapt and helm the graphic novel "Son of the Gun."
The Backlot: I would be very uncomfortable if I were Peter Rice. A keenly intelligent and quietly ambitious man, Rice has headed Fox Searchlight for five years and has diligently (if fruitlessly)…
Fox Searchlight has gotten its eye on "The Hills Have Eyes," picking up the remake in turnaround from Dimension Films. Dimension put the project into turnaround recently. Searchlight VP Lawrence Grey…