Jim Whitaker has been promoted to prexy of production for Universal-based Imagine Films. Promotion was confirmed Thursday by Karen Kehela Sherwood, co-chair of Imagine Entertainment.
Producers Arnold and Anne Kopelson have set up the psychological thriller "Decoy" at New Regency, with Jon Amiel to direct and "The Shield" creator Shawn Ryan working on a rewrite.
"THX 1138," the 1971 sci-fi film that started it all for George Lucas, has been digitally revised by the helmer and will be re-released theatrically in September.
Robin Williams is returning to family comedy turf. Thesp is in negotiations to topline "RV," a laffer being produced by Red Wagon for Columbia Pictures.
"Queer Eye for the Straight Guy" star Carson Kressley has landed his first studio feature role.
Orian Williams and Todd Eckert's Claraflora have optioned the Ian Curtis biography "Touching from a Distance" and will produce a biopic about the iconic lead singer of the Joy Division.
Chris Blackwell's Palm Pictures has acquired worldwide rights to Larry Clark's "Wassup Rockers," which Palm will produce.
"Pin Boy" quietly depicts Argentina's have-nots in the person of a young man who sets pins in a bowling alley. Shocking but not preachy or exploitative, pic forces the viewer into close quarters with…
After 29 years with the same leadership, the Seattle Intl. Film Festival has a new exec director. Co-founder Darryl Macdonald, having taken a gig at the Palm Springs Intl. Film Festival, has stepped…
Tartan Films has come aboard as the U.K. co-producer and distributor of Paul Verhoeven's "Black Book," his first European movie since he left for Hollywood in the early 1980s.
Freddie Highmore is confirmed to star as Charlie in Tim Burton's "Charlie and the Chocolate Factory" for Warner Bros.