DreamWorks has caught a sports pitch from scribe Lewis Colick ("Ladder 49") and set up the project with Mike Tollin and Brian Robbins.
HBO Films has optioned "The Dew Breaker," Haitian writer Edwige Danticat's bestselling collection of interwoven stories, to be developed as a feature-length film.
Sony Pictures Classics has acquired rights for North America and Germany to Michael Radford's adaptation of "The Merchant of Venice," starring Al Pacino as Shylock.
"Runaway Jury" director Gary Fleder has made a deal to direct "Skeleton Coast," a co-production between Paramount and Mel Gibson and Bruce Davey's Icon.
Saul Zaentz says that New Line Cinema owes him more than $20 million in royalties associated with "The Lord of the Rings" trilogy. Zaentz's claim, spelled out in a complaint filed Wednesday in Los…
Hollywood's directors will begin crucial contract talks with studios and networks within a few weeks.
Fox has inked a three-pic deal with the writer-director of the boffo Russian-lingo hit "Night Watch" ("Nochnoj dozor"). Fox Searchlight will distribute Timur Bekmambetov's pic and its sequel, "Day…
Helmer Jean-Pierre Jeunet's "A Very Long Engagement" will not be eligible as France's Oscar submission for foreign-language film, so the WWI drama's backers are setting their sights on a best picture…
Universal Pictures-based outfit the Sommers Co. has acquired the feature film rights to French-lingo classic "Les Victimes," by Pierre Boileau and Thomas Narcejac.
Elmer Bernstein, the Oscar-winning composer whose music graced such 1950s and '60s classics as "The Man With the Golden Arm," "The Magnificent Seven," "To Kill a Mockingbird" and "The Great Escape,"…