Miramax Films has joined Columbia Pictures as a partner in "The Shipping News," the Lasse Hallstrom-directed adaptation of the 1994 Pulitzer Prize-winning novel by Annie Proulx.
Former Universal Pictures chairman and CEO Casey Silver has agreed to produce "Hopeless to Hardcore," the as-yet-unpublished memoir of military affairs writer and retired Col. David Hackworth.
Andy Tennant has found an "Afterlife" after "Anna and the King." The helmer is in talks to direct and rewrite the Joss Whedon sci-fi thriller script for Sony Pictures Entertainment.
Jason Lee will co-star with Sigourney Weaver and Jennifer Love Hewitt in MGM's "The Breakers," a comedy about a mother-daughter team of con artists.
"American Beauty" continued to outshine rivals Saturday as director Sam Mendes won the Directors Guild of America feature film award.
Brandon Pope has joined Josh and Jonas Pate's USA Films-based Rockfish Films as a partner in the company. He will oversee all film production at the company and act as producer on all Pate projects.
The Santa Barbara Film Festival concluded its 15th edition Sunday with the presentation of awards to an array of pictures.
Burt Reynolds, Rod Steiger and Tom Berenger have signed on to star in "The Hollywood Sign," an indie feature that will serve as the English-language directing debut of German helmer Sonke Wortmann…
Having checked for spinach in its teeth and gargled with minty mouthwash, DreamWorks is ready for "Curtis and Chloe's Big Blind Date."
Suspenser "Taking Lives" has been put in turnaround at Fox-based New Regency.