Touchstone Pictures has picked up feature rights to John Christopher's sci-fi book series "The Tripods Trilogy" for producers Jane Hamsher and Don Murphy, the studio confirmed Friday.
For a few hours on Friday night it looked as though "Titanic" had finally hit its first iceberg, as Warner Bros.' rookie "U.S. Marshals" led the Paramount/Fox blockbuster by about $800,000 in round…
Where will it all end for "Titanic"? The B.O. leviathan earned yet another laurel late last week by becoming the first blockbuster in history to gross $600 million outside North America, eclipsing…
Granada Film is negotiating with MGM for an output deal to co-finance around eight films a year, split evenly between big-budget U.S. projects and smaller Euro pics.
Universal is moving ahead with a screen version of "Archie," based on the 55-year-old comic book saga of students at Riverdale High.
Sailing full-steam toward the Oscars, "Titanic" helmer James Cameron won the award for features Saturday night from the Directors Guild of America.
Dan Jinks, who ran producer Martin Bregman's company for five years, has set up a producing partnership with Bruce Cohen, a producer of "Mouse Hunt" and "The Flintstones."
Jack Nicholson and Helen Hunt, stars of "As Good as It Gets," took top acting honors for film at the Screen Actors Guild Awards Sunday. The awards, presented for only the fourth time, also featured a…
Fox Searchlight has extended its Simon Beaufoy franchise by picking up "Among Giants," the latest film from the "Full Monty" scripter, for distribution in North America, the U.K. and Australia.
The legal maneuvering continued last week between Miramax Films and Columbia Pictures over the worldwide marketing campaign for Columbia's horror pic "I Know What You Did Last Summer."