Dimension/Miramax Films has signed Charlie Sheen to a two-picture deal, beginning with a star turn in the third installment of the Gotham-based distrib's "Scary Movie" franchise.
Columbia Pictures is forging a path to the Amazon with Universal Pictures. Col is in final talks to pick up international rights to U's untitled Peter Berg-helmed South American action-adventure…
Universal Pictures head of physical production Ron Lynch is ankling the studio.
Paramount Pictures has paid mid-six figures to option the rights to graphic novel "The Interman" for producer Gale Anne Hurd's Valhalla Motion Pictures to produce.
Warner Bros. has optioned "The Old Man and the Gun," a New Yorker article by David Grann for Wolfgang Petersen's Radiant Prods. Petersen, who will produce the project with Radiant exec Diana Rathbun…
"Iron Man" has become the next Marvel character to land on Hollywood's live-action production slate with the teaming of New Line Cinema, Avi Arad's Marvel Studios and Don Murphy's Angry Films.
Amalgamated Holdings has begun a worldwide search for an exec to head its cinema circuits in Australia, Germany, Holland and the Middle East.
Chris Blackwell's Palm Pictures has acquired all North American rights excluding French-speaking Canada to Claude Berri's "The Housekeeper," and all North American rights to Dagur Kari's "Noi the…
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Adam Sandler, star of a string of successful laffers including this year's dark comedy "Punch-Drunk Love" from Paul Thomas Anderson, was named male star of the year for ShoWest 2003, organizers said…
Undeterred by failure during the last congressional session, backers of anti-runaway production legislation have re-introduced a tax credit bill aimed at productions under $10 million.