HBO-NYC Prods. has acquired the rights to "Silent Witness," a fact-based drama about the infamous case of Catherine "Kitty" Genovese, whose 1964 murder became a symbol of urban apathy in this country.
Edging out several other studios, 20th Century Fox has acquired Larry Cohen's spec script, "Phone Booth" for Zucker Bros. Prods. to produce.
Michael Zaslow, who played David Renaldi on ABC Daytime’s “One Life to Live,” died at his home in New York City on Sunday after a long battle with ALS (Lou Gehrig’s disease). He was 54. Zaslow had…
Columbia Pictures has paid low- to mid-six figures for Vanessa Grigoriadis' New York magazine article, "Welcome to the Dollhouse," which chronicles the lives and loves of a group of female…
The Los Angeles Independent Film Festival will add a day in its fifth edition, which is set to unspool April 15-20. Organizers announced the official call for entries for LAIFF '99 with a submission…
John Patrick Veitch, the former president of worldwide production for Columbia Pictures from 1979 to 1983, died Tuesday from pancreatic cancer. He was 78.
The Viennale film fest has given its international profile a boost with the election of former United Artists and Orion Pictures CEO Eric Pleskow to the post of fest president.
Mike Nichols is near a deal to direct "What Planet are You From?" a Columbia comedy starring Garry Shandling as an alien sent to Earth to procreate.
Matthew McConaughey is in talks to captain Universal's long-brewing World War II submarine actioner "U-571," the studio confirmed Tuesday.
Putting the lie to published reports that UA's 19th Bond installment would be the first "babe-less" 007 pic, Denise Richards has been cast as the latest in a long and illustrious line of Bond girls.
Hoping for a second spark with Sparks, Warner Bros. has made a rumored seven-figure outright buy of film rights to "A Walk to Remember," another bittersweet love story by bestselling Warner Books…