Franchise Pictures presented jurors with an alternate reality of film financing Wednesday in opening arguments at its fraud trial. Plaintiff is German distributor Intertainment.
Heading back into hero mode, Harrison Ford will topline "The Wrong Element," a thriller to be financed and distributed by Warner Bros. Beacon Communications topper Armyan Bernstein is producing with…
In a mid six-figure deal, Universal and producer Marc Platt made a preemptive acquisition of "Good Grief," the Lolly Winston novel that was just published by Warner Books.
The U.S. majors hauled in a record $41.6 billion in revenues from all media streams worldwide last year, up from 2002's $36.5 billion. That growth was fueled by the rocketing DVD business, a jump in…
"The Aviator" is back in Miramax's hangar. After much debate, and due to Warner Bros.' tentpole-heavy fourth quarter, Miramax will handle domestic distribution on Martin Scorsese's epic Howard Hughes…
D.C.'s annual international film festival kicked off Tuesday night with "Valentin," an Argentinian coming-of-age tale directed by Alejandro Agresti. Fest's 18th edition closes May 2 with "Super Size…
In a seven-figure deal, "X-Men" scribe David Hayter has been signed to rewrite "Iron Man" for New Line Cinema. Avi Arad's Marvel Studios and Don Murphy's Angry Films produce the project.
Clive Owen will star in "Derailed" for Miramax Films and producer Lorenzo di Bonaventura.
The American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers honored film and television composers Wednesday, bestowing kudos on 62 composers and singling out "Big Yellow Taxi," "I'm With You" and "Lose…
Sony is courting MGM -- again. Coming on hot and heavy in a new round of talks, the conglom has joined forces with two financial players, Texas Pacific Group and Providence Equity Partners, in a…
Brian Dannelly's dark Christian comedy "Saved!" picked up grand jury prize for feature film at the ninth Annual Gen Art Film Festival.