Sony-based Centropolis Entertainment has paid six figures for the rights to Elizabeth Gilbert's forthcoming GQ article "The Sting," about the real-life experiences of indie film producer George…
Hollywood has seen plenty of hack work over the years, but an incident this week raised the hackles of Oscar's caretakers.
San Francisco casts a formidible shadow, one long enough to make South Bay residents feel themselves cast into the cultural shade. So it struck many as naive -- even a tad silly -- when executive…
Deep pockets. Flashy logos. High-powered execs. For a startup indie, what's wrong with this picture? As USA Films -- the amalgam of Gramercy, October, Polygram and certain properties of Propaganda…
Rival studio execs bumped elbows Thursday afternoon, but not over business matters. Senior reps from 11 production companies were feted at the Beverly Hills Hotel by ACNielsen/EDI and Daily Variety…
A day after Fox Searchlight signed on to handle domestic rights on the Harrison Ford / Catherine Zeta-Jones starrer "Traffic," Initial Entertainment Group has closed a deal to co-finance the pic and…
FilmFour has committed to back the feature film "The Emperor's New Clothes," to be produced by Uberto Pasolini's ("The Full Monty") Redwave Films, and to be directed by Alan Taylor ("Palookaville").
Yahoo's first online film fest has unveiled its slate of feature pics and shorts, topped by recent Ifilm acquisition "The Sadness of Sex," helmed by Rupert Wainwright of "Stigmata."
Warner Bros. has acquired the comedy script "Word" by Joe Ide in a low-six against mid-six figure deal. Paul Hall will produce the film under his Hallway Pictures banner, which has a two-year…
Arnold Schwarzenegger will join the Oscar 2000 team of presenters.
Fresh from a best director Oscar nomination for "The Insider," Michael Mann's name has surfaced in several high-profile projects as he figures out which feature to do next.