Fox has signed Penn Station Entertainment, headed by Michael Aguilar and Dean Georgaris, to a three-year first-look deal.
Djimon Hounsou has been cast in the starring role opposite Leonardo DiCaprio in Warner Bros. Pictures' African thriller "The Blood Diamond," which Ed Zwick is directing.
Alan Rickman, Mary Steenburgen and Bryan Greenberg will star in Randall Miller's family drama "Nobel Son," which Miller is writing and producing with his wife, Jody Savin.
Universal Pictures is partnering again with "40-Year-Old Virgin" Steve Carell. The studio has made a deal with Carell to write his own comic vehicle, which is untitled and based on his original idea…
Jonathan Krane, the exec producer of "Face/Off," "Primary Colors" and "Basic," is forming the Krane Academy of Motion Pictures in Palm Beach County, Fla.
Highlighting its efforts to organize reality TV, the Directors Guild of America has created an award for directorial achievement in reality programs.
This year's AFI Fest has tapped Johnny Depp to receive its tribute, to be followed by the world preem of Depp starrer "The Libertine," directed by Laurence Dumore.
While the fall has yet to produce a blockbuster like last year's "Shark Tale," this season's crowded marketplace of mid-level successes has kept the B.O. buoyant.
Hard Sell: A blood drive is under way in 10 states; a new collection of blood-spattered props is up for auction on eBay; fans are gathering at an under-the-radar Web site called Howfuckedup.net; and…
Imax has inked a deal with ZAO Kompaniya Perspektiva of Russia to install an Imax MPX theater system in the flagship multiplex in the central Russian city of Ufa.
Hong Kong's ailing film industry got a double boost from the government this week thanks to an extra HK$20 million ($2.6 million) in film coin and plans to create a film development board.