USA Films has inked a two-year first-look deal with Gus Van Sant and his Gotham-based production company, Meno Film Co. Under the deal, Meno will produce and Van Sant may direct projects for USA…
Sid Sheinberg's the Bubble Factory has purchased "Musical Chairs," a spec script from tyro scribe Marc Guggenheim. Bubble Factory will finance, though no distribution deal has been struck.
Jackie Chan has signed on to a $40 million movie project produced by Emperor Movie Group (EMG) tentatively titled "The Highbinders."
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After 23 years, "Jonathan Livingston Seagull" author Richard Bach has finally agreed to sell the film rights to "Illusions: the Adventures of a Reluctant Messiah," a bestseller when published in 1977.
James Ellroy’s “White Jazz” is set up at Interlight, in turnaround from New Line Cinema. Information was incorrect in Tueday’s paper. * * * Paul L. Sandberg is the producer of “Picking Up the Pieces.”…
In a preemptive purchase, Miramax Films has taken comedy "The Ultimate Low Self-Esteem Movie" off the market, penned by scribes Jennifer Heath and Michele J. Wolff. Miramax director of creative…
The IFP Market got off to a lively start at SoHo's Puck Building Wednesday morning as a pair of panels on distribution generated animated discussions.
Disney has poured itself a "Bloody Mary" from producer Clive Barker and scribe Silvio Horta. Pitch, valued at mid-six against high-six figures, is based on former Miami New Times staff reporter Lynda…
Cinetel Films, flush with a new seven-figure credit line from the Lewis Horwitz Organization, has optioned the 1988 Jay McInerney novel, "Story of My Life." Pic will mark the directorial debut of…
Castle Rock Entertainment-based Mike Lobell Prods. has paid mid-six against high-six figures to option the romantic comedy spec "Hollywood & Vine."
Lamenting the "open season" on Hollywood, MPA prexy Jack Valenti returned to Capitol Hill Wednesday to defend the rating system he helped give rise to 32 years ago.