StudioCanal chief Vincent Grimond has vehemently defended the role of Canal Plus' production and distribution subsidiary, saying that it and Universal would "remain two distinct companies."
Richard Schiff is heading from the West Wing to the stolen ring: Schiff, seen weekly on the hit Peacock drama "The West Wing," is joining the cast of "What's the Worst That Could Happen?" -- a thief…
Jason Blum and Amy Israel, the Miramax acquisitions duo that led the team that acquired such films as "Il Postino" "Life Is Beautiful" and "Shall We Dance," have formed Blum Israel Prods. and taken a…
Employment in Hollywood's motion picture production industry has continued to post solid annual gains of 4% in the past two years, preliminary state job statistics show.
The Walt Disney Co. has tapped scribe Michael Browning ("Six Days, Seven Nights") to adapt Brit Mark Haddon's novel "The Real Porky Phillips" for mid- to high-six figures.
Former boxer Ray Mancini, who has acted in a string of indie and video pics, has struck a deal with a group of Ohio- and California-based investors under which his production shingle, Boom-Boom…
MGM specialty arm United Artists Films has signed a three-year first-look deal with Michael Stipe's Self Timer.
Breckin Meyer, star of the recent DreamWorks hit laffer "Road Trip," is now rushing toward Paramount's "Rat Race."
DreamWorks has made a preemptive deal for screen rights to "Flags of Our Fathers," the bestselling Bantam book by James Bradley and Ron Powers that chronicles one man's attempt to piece together his…
The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences' Don and Gee Nicholl Fellowships Screenwriting competish received entries this year from all 50 states, as well as the District of Columbia, Guam and…
Christian Bale may be best known these days for his turns as a psychotic killer in "Shaft" and "American Psycho," but he's poised for a spiritual conversion.