Paramount and Nickelodeon Films are putting "Freaks and Geeks" creator Paul Feig back into high-school mode. Feig has signed to rewrite and direct "Star Girl," an adaptation of the bestselling young…
Producer Richard B. Lewis' Southpaw Entertainment shingle is beefing up its slate. Kirsten Sheridan has been tapped to direct "August Rush," a modern-day fairy tale about an orphaned prodigy who…
Paramount has decided to take a ride on "Starship Dave," buying Rob Greenberg and Bill Corbett's comedy spec script for Guy Walks Into a Bar to produce in partnership with Deep River Prods.
New Line Cinema has a big, fat deal for "Big Fat Liar" helmer Shawn Levy, paying him $5 million against 5% of the gross of its adult comedy "Father Knows Less."
ContentFilm has teamed with the Entertainment Investor film fund to raise $20 million in production coin to help finance pics with a total budget of $80 million.
Bold Films has teamed with Kevin Spacey's Trigger Street Prods. to produce "Mini's First Time," starring Alec Baldwin and Nikki Reed ("Thirteen").
An Iranian minesweeper and a Kurdish shepherdess form an uneasy alliance during a raging blizzard in "The Tear of the Cold." Winner of an Interfaith Jury commendation at the 2004 Fajr festival, pic…
Paramount has tapped horror specialist Dave Kajganich to pen its revival of "Pet Sematary," produced by Alphaville. Kajganich left his post as an English prof at Miami U. of Ohio last year after…
The 20th Israel Film Festival will screen 35 Israeli features, docus, TV dramas and shorts in New York City Oct. 14-28 before moving on to Los Angeles, Chicago and Miami.
Dimension Films has optioned feature rights to the short story "Adrift" by Koji Suzuki, author of the novel that spawned "The Ring." "Adrift" is the story of a fishing crew that comes across an…
The Golden Rule proves a dangerous weapon in the hands of "Quiet as a Mouse's" protagonist, a monomaniacal eccentric determined to correct German society's bad manners by any means necessary. Concept…