Universal Pictures has paid seven figures for "Goners," a fantasy thriller spec script Joss Whedon wrote and will direct. Film will be produced by Mary Parent and Scott Stuber.
Continuing to quietly overhaul its executive suite, Universal Pictures has hired Peter Cramer as an executive vice president of production.
Susan Fleishman has been tapped to fill the top communications post at Warner Bros., ankling as spokeswoman to Universal Studios prexy-chief operating officer Ron Meyer.
Universal Pictures is ready to do the Dew. Studio has inked a pact with Mountain Dew Films, a marketing arm of the soft-drink maker, to distribute snowboarding doc "First Descent," slated for a Dec…
After scoring with his directing debut "The 40-Year-Old Virgin," Judd Apatow has jumped into bed with Universal again for a romantic comedy follow-up. The studio has acquired an untitled pitch that…
Steve Carell is making a deal to star for Universal in "Evan Almighty." He'll likely increase his $500,000 salary for "The 40-Year-Old Virgin" at least tenfold.
Universal has set Chris Cooper and Ryan Phillippe to star in "Breach," a spy thriller based on the story of notorious FBI traitor Robert Hanssen, who sold secrets to the Soviet Union during the Cold…
Universal Pictures has upped Maria Pekurovskaya, who most recently oversaw marketing materials for "The 40 Year Old Virgin," to exec VP for creative advertising.
Master Chief is gunning for the bigscreen in summer '07. Fox and Universal have closed their deal to make a movie based on Microsoft's hit vidgame "Halo," with plans for a tentpole in two years…
Universal has optioned "My Outsourced Life," an A.J. Jacobs article in the September issue of Esquire magazine, for Jay Roach and his U-based Everyman Films.
Universal has bought laffer spec script "Book of Leo" and Seann William Scott is attached to star. Marc Platt and Scott's Identity Films will produce. Sale is the first for scribe Joe Lovero, who is…