Warner Bros. has made a deal for director Wolfgang Petersen to bring Orson Scott Card's prize-winning series of science-fiction bestsellers "Ender's Game" and "Ender's Shadow" to the bigscreen.
Producers Mark Sennet, Alan Jacobs and Mark Hayman are developing a project about the Bonny Lee Bakley murder based on Dennis McDougal's upcoming book "To Live and Die in Los Angeles."
The fledgling studio consortium on digital cinema is close to announcing a name for the group, as well as a leasing agreement for space opposite the USC campus -- where the nonprofit Entertainment…
Mark Ruffalo has signed with the William Morris Agency.
Thirty-eight pics including indies, docus and foreign selections are set to unspool June 7-15 during the fourth annual CineVegas Intl. Film Festival, to be held at the Palms Resort/Casino in Las…
Playwright Tony Piccirillo will make his feature directorial debut on indie pic "The 24th Day" -- a screenplay he adapted from his Ovation Award-nominated play of the same name.
After setting Denzel Washington and Eva Mendes for the noir drama "Out of Time," MGM and director Carl Franklin have picked Sanaa Lathan and Dean Cain for the other lead roles in a story of…
The state of California has estimated it will cost $100 million annually to enact legislation offering incentives to producers as a way of slowing down runaway production.
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Sony Pictures is in negotiations to take in turnaround from Dimension Films all rights to Marvel Entertainment's "Ghost Rider."
"Standoff," lacks the extraordinary clarity of Kopple's 1991 "American Dream." But pic still packs an emotional wallop, dwelling effectively on the pain and confusion of strike organizers as they run…