After publishing nine bestselling suspense novels, Phillip Margolin has two books en route to the screen. TV director Armand Mastroianni has begun production on an adaptation of Margolin novel "Gone…
Paramount Classics has acquired rights for North America, the U.K. and several other key territories to German tyro helmer Michael Schorr's Cajun-flavored comedy "Schultze Gets the Blues," which won…
A group of influential senators wants the federal government to take a cue from California and criminalize the taping of movies off the bigscreen with a camcorder -- the main way unauthorized copies…
Rod Lurie will rewrite and direct "Resurrecting the Champ," a Paramount drama being eyed as a starring vehicle for Morgan Freeman.
Twentieth Century Fox has taken the plunge on "X-Girls," a fact-based pitch that has Cameron Diaz poised to play one of three Playboy centerfolds who completed the most grueling adventure race…
Hollywood, a town that believes the world revolves around itself, is embracing the man who said the Earth is not the center of the universe: A theatrical motion picture based on the life of 17th…
The Walt Disney Co. has acquired the pitch "King of the Gods," from screenwriter Sid Quashie for Mouse-based shingle Mayhem Pictures to produce.
Warner Bros. Pictures has promoted Polly Cohen to senior VP of production. She will continue to report to Jeff Robinov, prexy of production.
In a last-minute appointment before his ouster, California Gov. Gray Davis has appointed Screen Actors Guild president Melissa Gilbert to the 21-member board of the California Film Commission.
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