The Battle Group, a management, production and marketing firm, has merged with AniManagement, which reps animators and other creative professionals, to form Quattro Media in a combo portending growth…
Comedy Central has plunked down $4.5 million to buy dark comedy "Bad Santa." Dimension Pictures, the distributor, and Comedy Central declined to discuss deal points.
Humanoids Inc., the U.S. arm of the Humanoids Group, publishers of the European graphic novels featuring the work of such European artists as Moebius, Bilal and Jodorowsky, has set up two feature…
Connie Nielsen has been set to replace Monica Bellucci as the female lead in "The Ice Harvest," a Harold Ramis-directed black comedy for Focus Features.
Columbia Pictures and Red Wagon's Doug Wick and Lucy Fisher made a deal for screen rights to "Sammy's Hill," a first novel by Kristin Gore, daughter of the former U.S. vice president Al Gore.
Steven Spielberg and Tom Cruise will bring "The War of the Worlds" to the bigscreen, with Cruise expected to star. Spielberg is now completing work on "The Terminal" with Tom Hanks and Catherine…
Screenwriter Sam Harper is the new family guy. Twentieth Century Fox has hired Harper to pen a second installment of last year's hit "Cheaper by the Dozen."
A drama centered on a recovering junkie, "Astronauts" is an unpolished gem whose freshness and originality far outweigh its occasional indulgences. Writer-director Santi Amodeo's feature looks free…
Jessica Goodman has been promoted to senior VP of production for Warner Bros. Pictures. She continues to report to Jeff Robinov, president of worldwide production.
Nothing happens. Then a few things sort of happen. Then not much happens some more in Manuel Poirier's "Byways." Ode to attenuated minimalism, in which a father and son inhabit a series of cheap…
Veteran New Line Cinema publicity exec Nicole Kalish has been elevated to VP, national publicity.