The Weinstein Co. has picked up North American distribution rights to "No Mercy for the Rude," a Korean black comedy/action film about an assassin with a speech impediment.
The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences has announced the five 2006 Don and Gee Nicholl Fellowships in Screenwriting recipients, pooled from more than 4,800 initial applicants.
StillKing Films has acquired film rights to Jennifer Egan novel "The Keep," with Ehren Kruger ("The Ring") set to adapt. StillKing is a Prague-based financing and production outfit that's served as…
Focus genre label Rogue is developing "Faces of Death," a feature remake of the series of gory videotapes that became cult faves in the 1970s and '80s. J.T. Petty is attached to direct.
The Cinema Finance Group has raised a new $250 million fund to finance films in the $10 million-$50 million range, with a flexible additional budget for TV, DVD, music publishing and recordings.
DreamWorks is taking on Manifest Destiny. Studio has acquired "Blood and Thunder," the new Hampton Sides book that tells an epic-sized story of the 19th century campaign to settle the West and the…
"Borat" co-writer and exec producer Dan Mazer has been hired to pen "New Year's Steve" for 20th Century Fox and Ashok Amritraj's Hyde Park Entertainment.
Turning its videogame "Halo" into a feature has provided Microsoft with a crash course in the complexities of dealing with conglomerate-owned studios that are rivals in other arenas.
New Line's turning "Semi-Pro," greenlighting the Will Ferrell comedy set in the world of 1970s pro basketball. Jimmy Miller is producing.
Ben Kingsley and Emily Mortimer have joined Dan Fogler and Ewan McGregor in drama "Number Thirteen." Chase Palmer penned the script and makes his helming debut.
Spanish distributor Eurocine Films has picked up all rights in Spain to Oliver Parker's thriller "Fade to Black," sold by the U.K.'s Odyssey Entertainment.