Producer Mike Lobell ("Honeymoon in Vegas") is leaving Universal Pictures after four years to return to Castle Rock Entertainment in a multiyear first-look deal.
If a film school ever teaches a Premiere 101 class, Thursday's "Mission: Impossible 2" bow could be the textbook case on summer event movies.
The Intl. Cinematographers Guild on Friday announced winners of its fourth annual Short Film Showcase. From 70 submissions 8 winners were picked, all of which screened last week at the Cannes Film…
In an effort to expand its character and creature design offerings, Industrial Light & Magic has tapped Matt Britton art department manager.
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.
It took a decade of development and plenty of coin, but Disney finally hatched its boffo-saurus. "Dinosaur," the Mouse House's mid-year tentpole, piled up a studio-estimated $38.6 million in its…
Jim Sheridan is in talks to come aboard Fox 2000's adaptation of the Wally Lamb bestseller "I Know This Much Is True." Pic is seen as a starring vehicle for Matt Damon. The book was bought by Fox…
Veteran film industry exec Mike Medavoy, currently chairman of Phoenix Pictures, has joined top animation house Film Roman's board of directors.