Paramount has pledged itself to "Pledged: The Secret Life of Sororities," buying film rights to Alexandra Robbins' expose for John Goldwyn to produce with Sara Colleton and Relevant Entertainment…
Universal Pictures has optioned "Doom" for producers Lorenzo di Bonaventura and John Wells, with Enda McCallion attached to make his directorial debut.
Sony-based Spyglass Entertainment has upped Derek Evans to exec VP of production. Evans, who has been with the company since it was founded in 1998, was most recently senior VP.
The first major U.S. screenings of Michael Moore's "Fahrenheit 9/11" will be held Tuesday, hosted by Bob and Harvey Weinstein's Fellowship Adventure Group, Lions Gate Films, IFC Films and Endeavor.
Jack Valenti may be enjoying his long goodbye tour, but the Motion Picture Assn. of America topper would really like the studios to finally make it official.
The risks involved in selling pirated videos in Australia have just been hammered home as a Brisbane man has been sentenced to nine months in prison.
U.S. producer Ted Hope and BBC head of comedy entertainment Jon Plowman will give keynote speeches at the Screen Producers Assn. of Australia conference, which will run Aug. 8-10 on Queensland's Gold…
Burnt Orange Prods., a film initiative of the U. of Texas and William Morris Independent to produce eight to 10 low-budget indie features, unveiled its first three pics in development at an L.A…
Paramount and producer Jordan Kerner have tapped Gary Winick ("13 Going on 30") to direct the adaptation of E.B. White's "Charlotte's Web."
Isabel Rosenthal has quit as Beyond Films' acquisitions and development manager and will return to her native L.A. at the end of this month.
Continuing the distrib's association with nonfiction features, IFC Films has picked up North American rights to "Dust to Glory," documaker Dana Brown's chronicle of off-road racing's Baja 1000 event.