Warner Bros. has optioned the Jeff McCarthy spec satire "Smoking Is Good for You" for Andrew Lazar's Mad Chance Prods.
Miramax Films has acquired North and South American rights to an untitled Latino music film project, directed by Fernando Trueba, helmer of the Academy Award-winning film "Belle Epoque."
World Wrestling Federation star The Rock is in final negotiations to make his big-screen debut as a villain in Universal Pictures' "The Mummy 2."
HSI/Endangered Species Films has paid mid-six figures for the hip-hop Western spec "The Blazin' Four," written by Jean Claude LaMarre and Ernest Thomas. Project's being eyed as a potential starring…
Joshua Leonard, one of the stars of Artisan’s “The Blair Witch Project,” has inked with ICM. He’s just wrapped Fox 2000’s “Navy Diver,” with Robert De Niro, and “In the Weeds,” with Molly Ringwald…
After weeks of stops and starts, Steven Soderbergh's "Traffic," starring Michael Douglas and Catherine Zeta-Jones, is set to move forward at domestic distrib USA Films, with Initial Entertainment…
In a deal worth six-figures upfront, Paramount and producer Lynda Obst have optioned feature rights to Philip Roth's 1997 Pulitzer Prize-winning "American Pastoral."
New Line Cinema has purchased the remake rights to "Forbidden Planet," the 1956 MGM sci-fi classic loosely based on William Shakespeare's "The Tempest."
The Los Angeles Independent Film Festival will bestow the fifth annual Supporter Award on Mark Pogachefsky and the film division of mPRm Public Relations. Fest runs April 13-18.
Continuing to demonstrate its appetite for low-budget comedies, Disney has purchased the comic pitch "Jailbabe.com" from scribe Jason Filardi for low- against mid-six figures.
Mel Gibson has joined the crew of Oscar presenters. Named best director for 1995’s “Braveheart,” Gibson will next star in this summer’s “The Patriot.” The 72nd annual Acad kudocast will be broadcast…
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