Columbia Pictures has snapped up Johnny Rosenthal's action-adventure spec "Iron Jack" for $1.25 million against $2 million. Todd Garner is producing through his Broken Road Prods. banner.
A three-day trial over an unauthorized Harry Potter encyclopedia ended Wednesday with a flash of anger from J.K. Rowling.
New distrib Delanic Films has struck a three-year deal for Anchor Bay Entertainment U.K. to handle the DVD release of its movies.
Ridley Scott will produce period noir drama "The Kind One" for Warner Bros. Casey Affleck is attached to star in the film, which is based on a novel by Tom Epperson, who will pen the screenplay.
ThinkFilm founder and prexy Jeff Sackman is leaving the indie distrib he built in 2001 with a coterie of former Lionsgate execs.
J.K. Rowling and a publisher who wants to release an unauthorized lexicon to her Harry Potter novels should try to settle the copyright dispute out of court, a judge said Wednesday.
At least two more majors have joined Disney in allowing their new releases to be sold via Apple's iTunes Store.
With "The Forbidden Kingdom" set to open wide Friday, the Weinstein Co. divulged a few more details Tuesday about the products of its $285 million Asian Film Fund.
With momentum at its back and "Project Runway" in hand, Lifetime is spreading its wings with a diverse development slate that includes pilot orders for two scripted dramas and two scripted comedies.
It's the end of the line for most of New Line, with Time Warner cutting 450 jobs as part of its earlier decision to fold the studio into Warner Bros.
J.K. Rowling testified before a packed courtroom in a lawsuit to block publication of a Harry Potter lexicon, telling a judge the book amounts to a "wholesale theft" of nearly 20 years of her work.
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