Lions Gate Entertainment has signed independent TV syndicators Mort Marcus and Ira Bernstein to distribute 31 theatrical movies, led by "The Punisher," "Open Water" and "Dirty Dancing Havana Nights."
The reinvigorated Par made its presence known with a $16 mil multipic deal to acquire John Singleton's "Hustle & Flow."
Fox is making a big push onto cell phones, becoming the first studio to sign a comprehensive, worldwide deal to create mobile games, ringtones and other content based on its films.
California Attorney General William Lockyer has offered a strong endorsement of the Producers Guild of America's campaign to crack down on excessive credits.
Audrey Tautou will star opposite Tom Hanks in "The Da Vinci Code," the Columbia Pictures adaptation of Dan Brown's novel. Director Ron Howard will begin production of the film in June, with Brian…
Former Cowboy Pictures topper John Vanco has been tapped VP-general manager of the IFC Center, a state-of-the-art cinema and industry facility to open this spring on the site of the Waverly Theater…
Larry Clark has begun shooting the feature "Wassup Rockers." Clark discovered a group of Latino skateboarders from South Central Los Angeles who eschewed the gangbanger lifestyle in favor of their…
The Sundance Film Festival ended the weekend with only a few deals done, but many more on their way.
Miramax Films has pacted with IFC Films to co-distribute "Les Choristes," France's official Oscar entry for best foreign film. Pic opens nationally Friday.
Mark Damon, who ankled as chairman-CEO of Media 8 Entertainment last year, has launched production shingle Foresight with three projects already in the works.
Miramax films is in final negotiations to pick up distribution rights to the Pierce Brosnan hitman pic "The Matador" from CAA. Deal was expected to close late Sunday night. Miramax would take…