The wait is over. Or is it? Steven Spielberg confirmed that he will not be directing the first installment of "Harry Potter" for Warner Bros. (Daily Variety, Feb. 22), a move that opens the gates for…
Initial Entertainment Group and Jodie Foster's Egg Pictures will team on "The Dangerous Lives of Altar Boys," with IEG fully financing the $15 million-$20 million budgeted drama.
After circling such projects as "The Ugly Truth" and "Chippendales," Barry Sonnenfeld has elected to direct "Big Trouble" at the Walt Disney Co.
Elie Samaha's Franchise Pictures and Mark Canton's the Mark Canton Co. are joining forces for the third time, embarking on a co-production of the action-thriller "Six."
The folks responsible for one of the most successful French films of all time are coming out of "The Closet."
When Will Smith gets in the ring this summer playing Muhammad Ali in the Columbia Pictures biopic, he'll have Oscar-nominated director Michael Mann in his corner.
With 260 market premieres and an all-time high of 327 exhibitors dictating the need to go outside the Loews Santa Monica Hotel for additional space, the American Film Market has been busy trotting…
The film office for the city and county of Los Angeles will be absent this week from the Locations 2000 Global Expo in a move that shows the weight carried by the issue of runaway production. “The…
In a deal with a high-six-figure guarantee, "Family Man" scribes David Diamond and David Weissman have been hired by Columbia to write "One Too Many," a comedy inspired by the 1940 comedy "Too Many…
Ontario is under siege as a production center, according to a new report released. To compete effectively, the report's authors maintain, the film and TV industries need to pursue a more aggressive…