Paramount Pictures has paid in the mid-six figures for Elizabeth Hunter's spec script, "The Fighting Temptations," which MTV Films will produce with Benny Medina.
"Patch Adams" helmer Tom Shadyac, whose last three films have been a life preserver for Universal Pictures, has inked a lucrative overall three-year first look deal with Universal Studios.
The American Film Institute has added three new members to its board of trustees: Blockbuster chairman/CEO John F. Antioco, Allen J. Bernstein of Morton's Restaurant Group and the Endeavor Agency's…
San Francisco businessman Jonathan N. Zakin has donated more than $500,000 to the UCLA School of Theater, Film and Television to establish the Lew and Pamela Hunter/Jon Zakin Chair in Screenwriting.
Dover Films has entered into an exclusive agreement with the Olympic Spirit Organization to produce large-format film attractions of the Olympic Games for Olympic Spirit's location-based…
"Mulan" is drawing healthy crowds at cinemas in China -- although the animated tale of the Chinese warrior princess has been widely and illegally available on video compact disc since within days of…
Giant-screen leader Imax Corp. has agreed to make a strategic investment in Mainframe Entertainment, a leading Canadian producer of 3-D computer-generated animation.
"My Best Friend's Wedding" helmer P.J. Hogan is near a deal to direct playwright Douglas Carter Beane's "As Bees in Honey Drown" for Universal.
"Third Rock From the Sun" funster French Stewart is skedded to host the American Cinema Editors' 49th annual Eddie Awards, honoring excellence in film and television editing. Presenters on board for…
Former Venice Film Festival topper Felice Laudadio is gearing up for a busy summer. In addition to producing Michelangelo Antonioni's new feature, "Destination Verna," the veteran fest organizer has…
The fifth annual U.S. Comedy Arts Fesival opened Wednesday night with the kind of irony that comedians surely had to appreciate.