The Fox 2000 thriller "Phone Booth" has connected with director Joel Schumacher, who is in advanced talks to helm a film that has attracted the interest of some of Hollywood's biggest names.
Tube maven Chris Carter is broadening his canvas, stepping for the first time into the director's chair for a feature pic. Carter is near a deal with Dimension Films to direct the supernatural drama…
Blaming rivals for flooding the market with pricey new movie screens, United Artists Theater Co. posted dismal 1999 results Thursday and disclosed it is talking with lenders about recapitalizing the…
An appellate court has dismissed Francis Ford Coppola's suit against author Carl Sagan and Warner Bros. for a share of the profits on the book and 1997 motion picture "Contact."
Universal Pictures has tapped Michael Moses and Stephanie Kluft as vice presidents, national publicity.
North Carolina is mounting its own defense against the loss of film business to Canada as state legislators this summer will introduce a bill that would give producers a 15% rebate on wages paid to…
After weeks of speculation, Hugh Grant and Colin Firth have been confirmed to co-star in "Bridget Jones' Diary," alongside Renee Zellweger (Daily Variety, April 11).
Paramount Pictures' MTV Films has inked a deal for British scribe and helmer Clare Kilner to direct its laffer "Spy Girl."
In a move to expand and consolidate its acquisitions and co-production departments, USA Films senior veep Steven Raphael has relocated to Gotham from Los Angeles, while Peter Kalmbach and Amanda…
Fresh from helming "How the Grinch Stole Christmas!," Ron Howard is negotiating to next direct "A Beautiful Mind," an adaptation of Sylvia Nasar's book about John Forbes Nash Jr., a Nobel…
The first Hong Kong-Asia Film Financing Forum (HAF) kicks off its five-day run today in an attempt to "revitalize and reinvigorate" regional filmmaking.