Jersey Films' New York-based arthouse division, Jersey Shore, just two months after announcing a deal for distribution with October Films, has pulled out of the arrangement.
Making her way to the big screen, Melissa Joan Hart, TV's "Sabrina, the Teenage Witch," is in negotiations to star in "Next to You," a comedy directed by John Schultz for producer Amy Robinson.
The demise of U.K. theatrical distributor First Independent Films is set to spark a bidding war for British rights to the company's one leftover pic, the hot Irish comedy "Waking Ned."
Producers Scott Meek and Nigel Stafford-Clark have ankled from Zenith Prods., the London-based company behind Todd Haynes' Cannes prize winner "Velvet Goldmine."
While studios continue to shell out huge paydays to A-list thesps, moviegoers say that star power ranks relatively low among factors that attract them to the megaplex.
Warner Bros. has acquired the English language remake rights to Teutonic helmer Katja Von Garnier's 1997 rock music-fueled pic "Bandits" for Bill Gerber and "ER" creator John Wells to produce.
Bruce Greenwood has been tapped to star opposite Tommy Lee Jones and Ashley Judd in Paramount Pictures' action thriller "Double Jeopardy."
This year's Hartley-Merrill Screenwriting prizes were handed out Thursday at the Karlovy Vary film fest.
At last, a performance where it was perfectly OK for the actor to phone it in. Such was the role played Thursday by Antonio Banderas as the linchpin in Sprint's promotion for "The Mask of Zorro."
Commercials helmer Tom Dey has been tapped to direct Universal's spy spoof "00-Soul," starring Chris Tucker. Tucker, Robert Simonds and screenwriter Antwone Fisher are the producers.