Lions Gate Releasing has acquired North American rights to Laguna Entertainment's ski and sex comedy "Friends & Lovers" for a low seven figures, including a theatrical P&A guarantee.
Alliance Pictures has greenlit three new independent film productions, "New Waterford Girls," "The Life Before This" and "The Five Senses," all of which will lens in Canada this fall.
In one of the more lucrative material buys made by Dimension Films, the Miramax division has paid a high six-figure against low seven-figure sum for scribe Ehren Kruger's action spec script "Reindeer…
Steven Spielberg and Columbia Pictures have pushed back the start date for "Memoirs of a Geisha" from January to sometime in April.
Continuing the process of beefing up its executive ranks, Artisan Entertainment has appointed seasoned physical producer Andrew Golov to the position of vice president of production.
Catherine Keener, last spotted in “Your Friends and Neighbors,” is set to co-star in the indie pic “Simpatico” opposite Jeff Bridges, Nick Nolte, Sharon Stone and Albert Finney. Pic, which will be…
BigRock Pictures and PictureVision have pacted to produce "Goodtime Charlie," a rock 'n' roll epic penned by Kostas Iannois and Thomas Penner based on a real-life story about a roadie who chauffeurs…
Michelle Pfeiffer is set to star alongside Harrison Ford in "What Lies Beneath," a supernatural thriller to be directed by Robert Zemeckis from a script by Clark Gregg for DreamWorks.
Jazz vocalist Betty Carter died Sept. 26 at her home in Brooklyn from complications due to pancreatic cancer. She was 69. Carter, born in Flint, Mich., in 1929, began her career at 16, performing…
Mandalay has paid low- against mid-six figures for the spec script "Heaven's Staircase," described as an epic romance that will be developed as a vehicle for Michelle Pfeiffer. Via Rosa, the company…
Warner Bros. has hired Darren Lemke to pen a sequel to the hit 1996 cyclone pic "Twister." Lemke's "Twister 2" deal is worth a reported mid- against high-six figures. Sources said he'll work from a…