Columbia has decided to remake Blake Edwards' 1962 thriller "Experiment in Terror" and set it up with producers Lou Pitt and Matt Baer. Robert Pucci ("The Corruptor") has been tapped to write a…
Roland Emmerich and his CAA agent, Michael Wimer, are in advanced negotiations to set up a new production company at Sony's Columbia Pictures, where Emmerich made "The Patriot" and "Godzilla" under a…
The 1980s CBS drama "The Equalizer" is headed to the bigscreen. Mace Neufeld, one of the producers of "Sahara," is teaming with series creator and exec producer Michael Sloan and Tony Eldridge on the…
The Walt Disney Co. has upped marketing topper Oren Aviv, giving him the newly invented title of chief creative officer. Promotion keeps one of the Mouse House's hottest execs in the fold. Aviv is…
Touchstone U.K. has set John Brownlow to write "The Hero," an original pitch, which will be produced by Sean Bailey through LivePlanet. Story concerns a British army officer who returns home for…
Reese Witherspoon has discharged the William Morris Agency, just one week after her longtime agent Steve Dontanville announced his imminent retirement.
New Line Cinema has tapped the scripting team of Toni Kotite and Marty Scott to write college comedy "Soccer Mom" for Karz Entertainment and Underground Films to produce.
Karen Williaman has been elevated to the twin posts of chief operating officer and chief financial officer of Double Features Films, the shingle run by Michael Shamberg and Stacey Sher.
The ninth Puerto Vallarta Film Festival wrapped late last week, awarding its top -- and only -- honors to Alejandro Gamboa for "La ultima noche" (The Last Night).
Toronto writer-director Michael McGowan took the film nod for "Saint Ralph" at the ninth Canadian Screenwriting Awards, handed out here Monday. A regular on the festival circuit, McGowan's pic is…
Just For Variety -- Good Morning: Where there's smoke -- although Monday's black smoke from the Sistine Chapel at the Vatican indicated there was no news of a new pope, there's still some showbiz…