United Intl. Pictures has hired vet exhib Kurt Rieder to take charge of its sales and marketing ops in Asia, excluding Japan.
In a seven-figure deal, Universal Pictures has bought a survival-themed drama to be scripted by Paul Attanasio and produced by Lorenzo di Bonaventura and Section Eight, the shingle run by Steven…
Sam Nazarian's Samy Boy Pictures has inked a first-look deal with Matthew Rhodes and Judd Payne's Persistent Entertainment.
Walt Disney Animation has acquired a pitch from tyro scribe Rian Johnson -- "The Prince and the Pig," based on an epic poem.
Georgia is no longer on Linda Fiorentino's mind. In 2001, Fiorentino was to star in the Georgia O'Keefe biopic "Till the End of Time." The production ended in a lawsuit, with German producer Karel…
Universal Studios Home Video will answer the age-old question of why we're here Sept. 2 with a double-disc release of Monty Python's "The Meaning of Life" that celebrates the 20th anniversary of the…
Frank Darabont's Darkwoods Prods. has optioned comicbook character Capt. Sternn, an interstellar con man who bowed in the pages of Heavy Metal magazine and then in Columbia Pictures' 1981 feature…
"Before Sunrise" wasn't a megahit, but it will give rise to a sequel. Castle Rock Entertainment and filmmaker Richard Linklater will reteam with Ethan Hawke and Julie Delpy this fall to make a…
Five new governors, four of them first-timers, and nine incumbents have been elected by their branches to the board of governors of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences.
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Sony Pictures Television Intl. has sold a package of 80 movies and TV shows to German terrestrial broadcast group ProSiebenSat 1 covering all productions by Sony Pictures Entertainment from 2001 to…