Fox 2000 Pictures has acquired the rights to "American Shaolin" -- Ivy League undergrad Matthew Polly's autobiographical account of how he left midway through his studies to learn martial arts in…
The MPAA fired another salvo at pic piracy on Thursday, announcing a third series of copyright lawsuits targeting illegal movie downloading and file-sharing.
While the decency wars continue to rage in Washington, the MPAA has okayed the most profane PG-13 pic ever. Palm Pictures won its appeal Thursday of the original R rating given to Iraq war docu…
New Line Cinema has hired Elizabeth Kruger and Craig Shapiro to adapt "Forget About It," an unpublished manuscript by Caprice Crane, with Scarlett Johansson attached to star.
New Line has promoted Elissa Greer to exec veep of publicity and field promotions.
DreamWorks has hired scribe David H. Steinberg to write the animated pic "Puss in Boots," based on the character voiced by Antonio Banderas in "Shrek 2."
Paramount and MTV Films have hired Alex Winter to pen "Napster: The Shawn Fanning Bio Project." MTV originally developed the project about the Napster founder as a TV movie in 2002 but decided only…
Someone to Watch Award, Truer Than Fiction Award, Producers Award recipients
IFP/West's first organized kudo luncheon (shared by Filmex) is held at Los Angeles eatery 385 North. 'Findie' awards are handed out to supporters of indie filmmaking; among them are Cineplex…
Walt Disney Pictures has added “American Pie” star Jason Biggs to the cast of rescue adventure “Antarctica,” along with Bruce Greenwood (the villain in “I, Robot”) and Moon Bloodgood. Based on a…
OVERCOMING OSCAR DAZE Except for last year, the Oscar ceremony has taken a bite out of the Sunday box ofice, with the day’s ticket sales falling off from the previous week. The tentpole…