"My Ivy Walls," a book manuscript written by William Morris agent Chris Fenton, has been optioned by Fox 2000 for Diamond Heart Prods.
Buena Vista's basketball-themed drama "He Got Game" won the weekend playoffs with a solid $8.1 million opening, giving director Spike Lee his first box office championship.
The Writers Guild of America reached a tentative three-year contract agreement with producers and networks Thursday night, just a day before the current covenant was due to expire.
With actor James Woods and director Ted Kotcheff on hand, Hollywood Film Festival organizers on Thursday announced plans for the event's second installment, in August.
Diane Venora has joined Al Pacino, Christopher Plummer and Russell Crowe in Michael Mann's untitled tobacco industry project for Touchstone Pictures.
Miramax Films confirmed Thursday that it has acquired worldwide rights to the film version of Julia Sweeney's one-woman show, "God Said, Ha!"
Writer/helmer Julie Davis will follow her Sundance hit "I Love You, Don't Touch Me!" with the black comedy "Oral Agreement" for Dream Entertainment.
Universal Pictures has acquired the feature film rights to Lawrence Block's novel "A Walk Among the Tombstones" for Jersey Films to produce.
The vicious "Very Bad Things" is about as far apart from the cute "Three Men and a Baby" as you can get.
The first film from Pathe Pictures, one of the U.K.'s three lottery franchises, likely will be "The Darkest Light," written and co-directed by "The Full Monty" scripter Simon Beaufoy.
Helmer Renny Harlin's big-budget, underwater actioner "Deep Blue Sea" will be the second film to go under Warner Bros. and Village Roadshow's new co-production deal, the studio confirmed Thursday.