Warner Bros. Pictures has hired scribe George Wing to pen romantic comedy "Helium" for director David Dobkin and WB-based producer David Heyman ("Harry Potter").
Two days after a soft deadline for non-binding bids for all or part of Artisan (Daily Variety, May 20), scuttlebutt circulated Wednesday that Lions Gate had been elbowed out of the proceedings.
Boffo B.O. isn't the only thing that's mind-bending about "Matrix: Reloaded" -- so apparently is the payday due the Wachowski brothers.
L.A.'s Outfest 2003 has set Fenton Bailey and Randy Barbato's club-kid murder pic "Party Monster," starring Macaulay Culkin and Seth Green, as its July 10 opening-night film.
The 14th annual Human Rights Watch Intl. Film Festival will unspool June 13-26 at Lincoln Center's Walter Reade Theater.
The seventh annual Los Angeles Intl. Short Film Festival, which runs Sept. 16-22, has made a call for entries.
Zinc Entertainment, a division of Joel Silver's Silver Pictures, will produce "Dungeons & Dragons: The Sequel" for an early 2004 release.
The Big Easy will go Big Media this fall with a planned MediaFest that combines film, music, vidgames and advertising.
Miramax Films has inked a first-look production and distribution deal with Creative Light Entertainment targeted primarily for the studio's line of video releases. First acquisition under the deal is…
Paramount and Nickelodeon have tapped screenwriter Peter Ackerman ("Ice Age") to pen the script for "Family Jewels," a remake of the 1965 Jerry Lewis comedy.
Following a wave of suicide attacks that killed 41 civilians last week in Casablanca, Dino De Laurentiis plans to move the production of Baz Luhrmann's biopic "Alexander the Great" to Australia.