Parkes/MacDonald Productions and Image Nation Abu Dhabi have extended their joint venture with a new five-year deal. The deal includes the appointment of Evan Hayes as president of production at…
Parkes/MacDonald Prods. has acquired movie and TV rights to the book “League of Denial: The NFL, Concussions and the Battle for Truth.” The deal comes less than four months after the NFL reached a…
Dwayne Johnson is in negotiations to star in a feature film version of the TV show “The Fall Guy” that Hyde Park and WWE Studios will produce and co-finance. Deal is significant since it would mark…
2016-2017 Oscar Predictions
Warner Bros. is in negotiations with Frank John Hughes to pen the action pic “Tier 1” for the studio. The studio had already set him to pen the adaptation of the Denzel Washington pic “Shovel Ready”…
“Waiting for Superman” director Davis Guggenheim has started shooting a feature-length documentary on 15-year-old Pakistani education activist Malala Yousafzai, with Walter Parkes and Laurie…
NBC’s pirate adventure series “Crossbones” is ready to go before the cameras now that John Malkovich has been tapped to star as Blackbeard the Pirate. Project, which has a 10-episode order, centers…
‘Flight’ – Produced by Laurie MacDonald, Walter F. Parkes, Jack Rapke, Steve Starkey & Robert Zemeckis
"It was less a hunt for backers than the challenge of attaching elements that demanded the film be made -- and then making the film under very strict financial limitations."
"We do a lot of financing work with various lenders, especially for key clients like Lionsgate," says Spicer, who represented Comerica Bank in the negotiation and documentation of single-picture…
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The Indian conglom that has seeded a lot of high-profile investments in the film biz during the past few years has turned its attention to the smallscreen.
Sony Pictures Entertainment is moving to amp up the "Men in Black" brand.