"Wings of the Dove" helmer Iain Softley has signed to direct New Line Cinema's "About a Boy" (formerly titled "Father Figure"), the feature adaptation of Nick Hornby's recent novel.
Zak Penn inked a Fox 2000 deal worth high-six against low-seven figures for "Escher's Code," a pitch for a dramatic film about a world controlled by a computer program. The futuristic story pits the…
Columbia Pictures has optioned Louis Begley's book "About Schmidt" for a feature, with Alexander Payne ("Citizen Ruth") attached to helm.
New films by Nancy Savoca, Allison Anders and Kurt Voss, Errol Morris, Mike Figgis, Gregg Araki, Doug Liman, Tony Goldwyn and Tim Roth are among the highlights of the Premiere screening section of…
Dick O’Neill, longtime character actor who played Charlie Cagney on the TV series “Cagney & Lacey,” died Nov. 17 of heart failure at St. John’s Hospital in Santa Monica. He was 70. O’Neill spent many…
Betty Thomas will take a seriocomic look at drug and alcohol rehab in "28 Days," which she's helming for Columbia Pictures with her partner, Jenno Topping, producing through their Tall Trees Prods.
Celebrated entertainment lawyer Arthur Groman died Tuesday of natural causes in his Beverly Hills home.
Artistic License Films has picked up "Dancemaker," Matthew Diamond's documentary about choreographer Paul Taylor.
Relieving the drought of U.S. films allowed into China, "Saving Private Ryan" is doing smash business in that vast market. Released Nov. 20 on 290 screens nationwide, Steven Spielberg's epic has…
Kathy Bates' next role will be as a member of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences' board of governors.
November box office reached record heights of $599.1 million, a figure which tops the former championship frame set in 1996 by 4%, but falls about 1% short of record admission levels also set two…