Lot 47 Films has acquired all North American rights to "The Ballad of Ramblin' Jack," the Sundance award-winning documentary from first-time filmmaker Aiyana Elliott.
With exhibs and distribs gathering in Las Vegas for this week's ShoWest, the weekend B.O. offered a casino-style all-you-can-eat buffet favoring quantity over quality.
After more than a year of on-again, off-again negotiations, Francis Ford Coppola's American Zoetrope completed its production-distribution deal with MGM late Friday.
Infamous German helmer Leni Riefenstahl is in a German hospital after a helicopter crash in Sudan left her with two broken ribs.
Oscar-nominated Angelina Jolie is in final negotiations to star for director Simon West in "Tomb Raider," the live-action Paramount film based on the wildly popular videogame.
Spain's top indie distributor-exhibitor, Antonio Llorens' Lauren Films, is in advanced talks with two other local cinema circuits to create the biggest exhibition loop ever in the country.
Former Disney studio topper Joe Roth is in negotiations to put together the first film deal for his as-yet-unnamed indie shingle.
Donald Petrie (“My Favorite Martian”) is in negotiations to direct Sandra Bullock in the Castle Rock Entertainment/Village Roadshow co-production “Miss Congeniality.” Petrie will replace Hugh Wilson…
Exhibs hitting the Las Vegas strip for ShoWest this weekend should head straight for the roulette wheel. It's an apt symbol of the dizzying change and high stakes now facing the movie theater biz.
Gotham-based Itsy Bitsy Entertainment Co., best known for such children's television programming as "Teletubbies," is moving onto the silver screen, tapping Tim McCanlies ("The Iron Giant") to adapt…