Universal Pictures has upped a trio of execs on the business side, solidifying its senior management team under chair Marc Shmuger and co-chair David Linde.
Dracula is rising once again at Universal. Studio has acquired the spec script "Dracula Year Zero" by tyro scribes Matt Sazama and Burk Sharpless and set it up with Michael De Luca to produce via his…
Robert Nelson Jacobs has been tapped to pen a version of Universal Pictures' untitled Hunter Scott project. Previously known as "U.S.S. Indianapolis" and "The Good Sailor," project has been in…
John Singleton's New Deal Prods. has inked a five-picture domestic distribution pact with Universal Pictures, giving him a beachhead at a second major studio.
Universal Pictures and Marc Platt Prods. have acquired rights to "Talent," a comicbook series by Christopher Golden and Tom Sneigoski. Series is based on a college professor, the sole survivor of a…
Coming off the surprising $39 million opening of "The Break-Up," the pic's writers, Jay Lavender and Jeremy Garelick, have closed a deal worth between $2 million and $3 million for two additional…
Topher Grace is burning the midnight oil for "Kids in America," a pic following one night in the lives of a group of recent college grads. Brian Grazer is producing the film for Universal Pictures…
"Alpha Dog," the Nick Cassavetes-directed pic about drug dealer, kidnapper and murderer Jesse James Hollywood, will be distributed by Universal, not New Line.
Universal Pictures and Imagine Entertainment have acquired the film rights to "The School," a C.J. Chivers article in Esquire's June issue about the siege of a Russian elementary school by heavily…
Universal Pictures has picked up "Anguish," a pitch by Jake Wade Wall based on the 1987 Spanish horror film, "Anguistia." Roy Lee and Doug Davison are producing through their Vertigo banner, with…
Jennifer Garner is joining Jamie Foxx and Chris Cooper in Universal's "The Kingdom." Peter Berg-directed drama revolves around a counterterrorist detail sent to investigate a terrorist bombing in one…
2016-2017 Oscar Predictions
- Behind the Scenes Video of Ryan Gosling Playing Piano in ‘La La Land’ (EXCLUSIVE)
- ‘Hacksaw Ridge,’ ‘La La Land,’ ‘Westworld’ Win Golden Reel Sound Editing Awards
- ‘La La Land,’ ‘Suicide Squad,’ ‘Westworld’ Win Make-Up and Hair Styling Awards
- A Low-Key Berlinale Yields Some Foreign Oscar Contenders to Watch