In one of the more lucrative material buys made by Dimension Films, the Miramax division has paid a high six-figure against low seven-figure sum for scribe Ehren Kruger's action spec script "Reindeer…
Steven Spielberg and Columbia Pictures have pushed back the start date for "Memoirs of a Geisha" from January to sometime in April.
Continuing the process of beefing up its executive ranks, Artisan Entertainment has appointed seasoned physical producer Andrew Golov to the position of vice president of production.
Catherine Keener, last spotted in “Your Friends and Neighbors,” is set to co-star in the indie pic “Simpatico” opposite Jeff Bridges, Nick Nolte, Sharon Stone and Albert Finney. Pic, which will be…
Harry J. Lennix has been cast in the film version of William Shakespeare's "Titus Andronicus," which begins filming in Rome this fall and stars Anthony Hopkins and Jessica Lange.
Looking to add an industry heavyweight to its distribution department, Miramax Films is in talks with former Paramount vice chairman Barry London to take a newly created high-level post at the…
Jazz vocalist Betty Carter died Sept. 26 at her home in Brooklyn from complications due to pancreatic cancer. She was 69. Carter, born in Flint, Mich., in 1929, began her career at 16, performing…
Mandalay has paid low- against mid-six figures for the spec script "Heaven's Staircase," described as an epic romance that will be developed as a vehicle for Michelle Pfeiffer. Via Rosa, the company…
Warner Bros. has hired Darren Lemke to pen a sequel to the hit 1996 cyclone pic "Twister." Lemke's "Twister 2" deal is worth a reported mid- against high-six figures. Sources said he'll work from a…
Lauren Bacall has joined the cast of Miramax Films' family drama "Sundowning."
French actors Virginie Ledoyen and Guillaume Canet are in talks to star opposite Leonardo DiCaprio in Danny Boyle's "The Beach."