Columbia Pictures has preemptively snapped up Matt Bondurant's upcoming novel "The Wettest County in the World" for Douglas Wick and Lucy Fisher to produce through their Red Wagon shingle.
Oregon is a haven for vampires. The state's Pacific Northwest climate provided the perfect rain-soaked production home for Summit Entertainment and Maverick Films feature "Twilight,"
In a preemptive buy in the high six-figures, Paramount Pictures has acquired "One Big Happy," a comic pitch from "Party of Five" creators Chris Keyser and Amy Lippman to which Steve Martin and Diane…
Arts Alliance America has picked up jazz docu "Chops," which follows a group of talented high school musicians as they make their way up the competish circuit from Jacksonville, Fla., to Gotham's…
He's a superhero to rights holders -- but Kryptonite to studios. Last week, attorney Marc Toberoff won a potentially costly "Superman" victory against Warner Bros. for co-creator Jerome Siegel's…
As the economy slumps, so may consumers' zeal to escape to the multiplex. Whereas moviegoers have been mostly unfazed by recent recessions, studios may not be so fortunate this time around, given the…
When Anthony Minghella died March 18, more than a dozen projects -- in film, TV, theater and opera -- were left in limbo. But the ripple effect goes well beyond those comparative few.
The Aussie screen biz is hotly debating "Happy Feet" producer George Miller's campaign to get his $200 million superhero blockbuster "Justice League Mortal" classified as an Australian film and…
History shows that whenever the economy went through a recession or, for that matter, the Great Depression, showbiz came through remarkably resilient. The twists and turns of the nation's financial…
Dennis Quaid, Tyrese Gibson, Jon Tenney, Charles S. Dutton, Lucas Black, Kate Walsh, Adrianne Palicki, Kevin Durand and Willa Holland will join Paul Bettany in "Legion," the Screen Gems thriller that…
Paramount has expanded its interactive department team and is putting together a slate of games that it will partially or completely finance and for which it will more directly oversee development.