Dimension Films and Abandon Entertainment have inked a deal with Shawn Ryan, creator-exec producer of FX series "The Shield," to adapt shoot-'em-up vidgame "Max Payne" for the studio.
Veteran producer Bill Todman has joined with Gotham real estate titan Edward Milstein to option film rights to a trio of bestselling thrillers by Victor O'Reilly.
"It all started with the idea of bringing lower Manhattan back," said Jane Rosenthal. With Robert De Niro, Rosenthal is the prime mover of all things Tribeca. Rosenthal and De Niro helped put the…
CinemaNow.com is going back to school. The Los Angeles-based Internet video-on-demand company, owned by Lions Gate Entertainment, has inked a content licensing deal with Cflix to distribute its…
USC alum Ron Howard will deliver the commencement address to this year's USC School of Cinema-Television graduates on May 10 during the school's commencement exercises.
Here come the big ones. Last year's summer box office champ, Universal, today marks the unofficial start of the tentpole movie season as it unspools high-profile actioner "The Scorpion King" on 4,904…
Jon Favreau ("Made") has signed up to direct Will Farrell in New Line's broad comedy "Elf," penned by David Berenbaum.
Imagemovers is staying put at DreamWorks. After seriously flirting with a new pact at Warner Bros. (Daily Variety, Dec. 28), the company's triumvirate of Robert Zemeckis, Jack Rapke and Steve Starkey…
Universal Pictures has promoted senior ad exec Adam Fogelson to exec VP of creative advertising.
Director Marco Bellocchio returns to his unconventional roots with "The Religion Hour," a densely textured, intensely personal drama about a confirmed atheist confronted with lingering ties to the…
Box office receipts for the opening weekend (April 12-14) of the 18th Israel Film Festival were up 15% from last year, and exhibs are speculating that the rise is due to the country's current…