Harold Ramis is directing an untitled laffer for Sony, penning the screenplay and producing with Owen Wilson, who'll likely star. Storyline of the historical comedy is being kept under wraps.
Amnesty Intl. has latched onto a couple of Oscar contenders to raise awareness for two hot-button issues at the top of its agenda: child soldiers and the genocide in Darfur, Sudan.
Indie distribution shingle Cavu Pictures has struck a deal to acquire worldwide rights to helmer Matthew Bonifacio's "Lbs.," which screened at the Sundance Film Festival earlier this year.
Tarak Ben Ammar has boarded three Dino De Laurentiis projects with budgets totaling $200 million -- the Hannibal Lecter prequel "Behind the Mask," "The Decameron" and "The Last Legion."
Paramount Pictures paid high six against low seven figures for "Jersey Dukes," a pitch for a comedy that will be scripted by Fred Wolf and produced by Lorne Michaels.
The Writers Guild of America West has tapped Emmy-winning writer-producer Cort Casady exec producer of its upcoming WGA Awards show on Feb. 19.
In order to make films accessible to its voting members, IFP/Los Angeles has teamed with Netflix to create an official online viewing site for pics nominated for this year's Independent Spirit Awards.
Actor John Drew Barrymore, the father of Drew Barrymore, died Monday. He was 72. No information was released about the cause of death or where in Los Angeles he died.
The European Film Academy will host an actors summit -- Shop Talk: Actors Talk About Their Work -- before its European Film Awards ceremony on Dec. 11 in Barcelona.
New Line Cinema and Marvel Studios have signed Nick Cassavetes to direct "Iron Man," a feature based on the Marvel character. Although Cassavetes is currently shooting "Alpha Dog," Marvel and New…
Lions Gate Films has teamed with Mark Cuban and Todd Wagner's 2929 Entertainment to co-finance and distribute "Akeelah and the Bee." Pic, to star Laurence Fishburne and Keke Palmer, concerns an…