Will Ferrell has signed to join Mike Myers in "Dieter," the Universal/Imagine comedy directed by Bo Welch and produced by Brian Grazer.
Walter Parkes and Laurie MacDonald have renewed their contract as co-heads of DreamWorks Pictures, signing on for six more years in a deal that also calls for them to produce more pictures themselves…
Nickelodeon and Good Machine have beaten out several other bidders for the screen rights to "Sector 7," an animated children's book by David Wiesner. The film will be developed as a directing vehicle…
The ink's barely dry on the new fall skeds, and already at least one web is making changes. Fox has decided to push back the premiere of new 20th Century Fox TV laffer "Schimmel" — which had been…
Socko biz by "Gladiator" in five territories brightened an otherwise blah week overseas as exhibs in most of Europe and parts of Asia griped about the combo of terrific weather and lousy product…
Scripter and producer Stuart Blumberg ("Keeping the Faith") has sold comedy spec script "Ebony and Ivory" to Imagine Entertainment and Universal Pictures for $400,000 against $900,000. High-concept…
New Line and Jersey Films are fast-tracking a project about the movie business scripted by Andrew Niccol, and the studio is negotiating with Al Pacino to star.
Michael Moriarty ("Law and Order") will play the father of James Dean (as portrayed by "Freaks & Geeks" regular James Franco) in the upcoming TNT telefilm "James Dean: An Invented Life" for helmer…
UCLA's Graduate School of Film and Television has picked five winners in this year's seventh annual Screenwriting Showcase competition: "Electrical Currency," by Christopher Bradley; "Life in…
With Blockbuster bowing out as the Fort Lauderdale Intl. Film Festival's title sponsor, the Fathom Motion Picture Co. has become the fest's primary financial backer.