Columbia Pictures has bought the rights to a comedic first novel by Marc Acito in a six-figure deal with Laura Ziskin attached to produce. The project was brought to Sony by director of development…
Sony Pictures Animation is moving forward with plans to turn its Oscar-winning animated short film "The Chubbchubbs!" into a full length CGI feature, hiring scribes Dan Wilson and Dave Gilbreth to…
In a bidding war that drove the price to $1.25 million against $1.75 million, Mark Perez has sold his spec "Accepted" to Universal Studios for Tom Shadyac's Shady Acres Entertainment.
Three-time Emmy winner Mark Evanier has been tapped for the sixth annual animation writing award by the WGA West's Animation Writers Caucus. The kudo will be presented tonight by the caucus at its…
Warner Bros. Pictures has picked up the spec "Labor Pains" for "Looney Tunes: Back in Action" producer Bernie Goldmann. "Labor Pains" is the story of a woman who prevents herself from being fired by…
Screenwriter Dennis Osborne and Jackie Autry have teamed up to form L.A.-based independent film company Control Freak Prods.
Kirk Harris, former co-founder of the indie production and distribution company FilmKitchen, has assembled a team of indie filmmakers and execs to form film production and distribution company Rogue…
Hal Haenel has been named vice president, production services, at 20th Century Fox, it was announced today by J.R. DeLang, executive vice president, studio and post production operations.
The inaugural San Francisco World Film Festival unspools today for a three-day run at S.F.'s Palace of Fine Arts and Avalon Ballroom. Fest is dedicated to showcasing films that promote change.
Madrid-based indie sales house Kevin Williams Associates has picked up international sales rights to Oliver Stone's Fidel Castro profile, the feature-length theatrical docu "Comandante."
The tyranny of past over present is taken for a cruise in "River," a Japanese crimer that initially flows with tantalizing twists but eventually runs dry. Former scripter Takayuki Suzui helms with…