WB will pay high six against seven figures for screen rights to the Ron McLarty novel "The Memory of Running." Two weeks ago the book received a column endorsement from Stephen King, leading to a $2…
Disney has acquired Pierce Gardner's spec "Dan in Real Life," to be produced by Jon Shestack and Gardner's managers Noah Rosen and Darlene Camano at D-No Entertainment.
While Jack Valenti shows no signs of softening his position on awards-consideration screeners, the MPAA chief has been deluged with letters from a growing constituency opposed to the studio-backed…
David Manpearl has been promoted to VP of development for Wonderland Sound and Vision, the production shingle of "Charlie's Angels" helmer McG and producing partner Stephanie Savage.
Helmer Anant Singh's Dreamworld Film City consortium will develop the Western Cape's new studio complex in cooperation with rival bidders iKapa Films and Cape Town Motion Picture Studios.
German/Swiss production "Forget Baghdad," by Iraqi director Samir Naqqash, won the top prize at the Ismailia Intl. Docu Festival last week. Doc concerns exiled Iraqi Communist Jews.
World Bank Group member the Intl. Finance Corp. will give a $20 million loan to Russian film production, distribution and exhibition company Cinema Park to build 20 multiplexes.
The Swedish Film Institute has appointed director Marianne Ahrne, who won the Golden Bug for her 1976 film "Near and Far Away" as a consultant.
Danish director Jannik Hastrup's animated "The Boy Who Wanted to Be a Bear" won the Nordic feature nod at New Nordic Children's Films, the annual meeting of kidpic professionals organized as part of…
Film vet Amitabh Bachchan is relaunching his entertainment company Amitabh Bachchan Corp. and has announced its first project, an unnamed Hindi-lingo pic in collaboration with Mumbai-based DMS films…