For the fourth consecutive year, Louis J. Horvitz will direct the Oscar telecast, this time under producers Richard D. Zanuck and Lili Fini Zanuck. Kudocast takes place March 26.
Fear and laughter dominated an otherwise workmanlike frame in last week's overseas box office, which saw some haze among the star premiere turns and glowing holdovers.
The 11th annual Boston Jewish Film Festival will unspool Nov. 4-14, undelayed by the fire which destroyed the festival's office last February.
Sony Pictures Entertainment has purchased a pitch for "Extinction" from the creative team of Laura Harckom and Chris Leone. Deal was for low-six against mid-six figures.
Indie company Interlight Pictures, currently in production on "Driven," has shelled out a high six-figure sum for "Rubicon," an original script by Kevin Elders.
Columbia Pictures has ponied up $700,000 for a pitch from scribes Mark Levin and Jennifer Flackett.
Buena Vista has signed with Warner Bros. Czech Republic for local video distribution.
New Line has bought an 18-month option on "Mucho Mojo," a novel by Joe R. Lansdale that was published in 1995.
Indie filmmakers Michael Kastenbaum ("The Invisibles") and Malcolm Abbey declared war on each other Thursday over a Santa Monica Film Fest screening of "The Unmaking Of" an Abbey-helmed documentary…
Eric Mendelsohn's "Judy Berlin" has reeled in the Golden Starfish award for best feature film at the Hamptons Film Festival.
Blessed with a hit soundtrack and a modest budget, Universal's "The Best Man" has already turned a profit thanks to an estimated $9.1 million weekend take.