A few years ago, Sony was shooting "Godzilla" -- same premise, same giant lizard -- but insisted it wasn't a remake, because the original took place in Tokyo, but this version was set in New York…
GreeneStreet Films no longer has a first-look deal with MGM. Information was incorrect in the Facts on Pacts chart in the Feb. 25-March 3 issue.
Everyone always likes to complain about the American Film Market, but who can put down an event where federal marshals were prowling the lobby of the Loews Santa Monica or someone was roaming the…
Don't leave town when you're hot. It's a golden rule of Hollywood, and Tony To has broken it. The "Band of Brothers" co-exec producer -- a clumsy title that masks his linchpin role in the $125…
Score one for the studios. The pitched battle over copyright protection in the digital era reached its latest crescendo Feb. 28, with Mouse House chieftan Michael Eisner, News Corp. prexy Peter…
Hot French helmer Jean-Pierre Jeunet is closing in on a bigscreen adapation of Sebastien Japrisot's bestseller "A Very Long Engagement" as his next project.
Southpaw Media has optioned feature film rights to two new properties "One Thousand White Women: The Journals of May Dodd" and "We Are Children Just the Same," the latter in partnership with Gregg…
Chris Connelly, Leeza Gibbons and Ananda Lewis have been set to co-host Oscar arrivals show "On the Red Carpet: Oscars 2002."
The movie industry is spending substantially more to sell movies that are costing substantially less. That's the paradoxical situation explicated Tuesday by MPAA topper Jack Valenti in his annual…
Columbia Pictures has ponied up for the rights to "The Lone Ranger," inking a deal said to be worth six figures against $1.5 million.
New Regency has hired helmer Gary Fleder to develop "Runaway Jury," its adaptation of the John Grisham bestseller, while concurrently inking an overall, first-look deal with his Mojo Films banner.