United Artists has purchased a baseball-themed comedy pitch from producers John Fogel and George Zaloom in a deal worth a low- against mid-six-figure sum.
New Millennium Studios prez and co-founder Tim Reid announced the facility's first feature film project, "Asunder." Obsidian Prods., based at the nearly year-old studio, will produce, and principal…
Indie distributor Strand releasing has acquired North American rights to two French-language films, the musical "Jeanne et le garcon formidable" and "Dry Cleaning."
Morgan Creek has purchased a spec script "The In Between" from first-time scribe Sid Quashie in a deal reportedly in the low six-figures.
Icon Entertainment Intl. has secured international rights to Irish director Thaddeus O'Sullivan's pic "Ordinary Decent Criminal."
Norwegian director Harald Zwart has inked a deal with 20th Century Fox to make his U.S. studio debut with "Disaster Area," which Steve Oedekerk will produce.
New York-based specialized distrib October Films has acquired worldwide rights in all media to John Hamburg's indie comedy "Safe Men," starring Sam Rockwell ("Box of Moonlight") and Steve Zahn ("That…
The record $200 million budget and $1 billion-plus box office for "Titanic" have raised the bar for Hollywood megapics, according to industry toppers on the film panel of the Variety/Schroders Big…
Bill Pullman is close to a deal to star in Paramount and Mutual Film Co.'s comedy "Guam Goes to the Moon." He would play a former astronaut who missed out on his one chance to go to the moon.
The second annual New York Women's Film Festival will kick off April 22 with a screening of Dorothy Arzner's 1929 film "The Wild Party," starring Clara Bow as an uninhibited college coed.
Camilla Belle ("The Lost World: Jurassic Park") has signed on for the role of a young Sally Owens in Warner Bros. witch-craft-themed romantic comedy "Practical Magic."