Donald Petrie (“My Favorite Martian”) is in negotiations to direct Sandra Bullock in the Castle Rock Entertainment/Village Roadshow co-production “Miss Congeniality.” Petrie will replace Hugh Wilson…
The Johnson-Burnett Entertainment Group, which represents some of the top TV commercial directors in the U.S., has set up a movie division to move its clients into the making of theatrical and TV…
Former Disney studio topper Joe Roth is in negotiations to put together the first film deal for his as-yet-unnamed indie shingle.
Spain's top indie distributor-exhibitor, Antonio Llorens' Lauren Films, is in advanced talks with two other local cinema circuits to create the biggest exhibition loop ever in the country.
When Warren Beatty steps up to the podium to receive the Irving G. Thalberg Memorial Award at the Shrine Auditorium on March 26, anticipation will be running high. Although the mood won't be the same…
Columbia Pictures has tapped scribe Richard Hatem ("Under Siege 2") to adapt the Nelson DeMille novel "Plum Island" for producer Mace Neufeld.
Veteran assistant director and unit production manager Cheryl Downey has been named this year's recipient of the Directors Guild of America's Frank Capra Achievement Award.
Few filmmakers have remained as perennially committed to depicting their own nation's culture and history as this year's recipient of an honorary Academy Award. Writer-director Andrzej Wajda has been…
"The Hurricane" star Denzel Washington is in serious talks to next star in "Training Day," the Warner Bros. drama scripted by David Ayer.
Eric Roberts, last seen taunting Sam Shepard in TNT’s high-rated western “Purgatory,” has joined the cast of Signal Hills Pictures’ “Mercy Streets.” The pic, which starts shooting this month, is…
In a business that loves to replicate success stories, Hollywood industryites trying to travel the same immortalized marketing trail as Artisan's campaign for "The Blair Witch Project" are stumbling.