Columbia TriStar Films Distributors Intl. has taken international rights outside North America, Spain and Mexico on controversial Mexican B.O. smash-hit "The Crime of Father Amaro."
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RKO Pictures has hired Gregory Hoblit to direct and produce "The Rig," a script written by Peter M. Lenkov.
Lions Gate Intl. has taken international rights to "The Other Side of the Bed," a Spanish-lingo pic that preemed at the Toronto Intl. Film Festival.
Sidney Lumet has adapted and will direct "The Set-Up," based on the Robert Wise 1949 RKO classic that starred Robert Ryan.
Kevin Spacey's Trigger Street Prods. has come aboard for a movie treatment for the Ben Mezrich book "Bringing Down the House: The Inside Story of Six MIT Students Who Took Vegas for Millions." The…
Richard Gere has signed on to "Without Apparent Motive" as his next starring role. Directed by Bille August, pic is skedded to go into production this fall in L.A.
Pulitzer Prize-winning author Michael Chabon will rewrite "The Amazing Spider-Man," the sequel to Columbia's summer box office smash. Deal is valued at mid-six against mid-seven figures.
Palm Pictures, which recently released the controversial arthouse hit "Sex and Lucia," has secured a new round of funding anchored by Grupo Santo Domingo, with additional coin from longtime Palm…
Bill Butler, the cinematographer who lensed such blockbusters as "Jaws" and "Grease," has been tapped to receive the ASC's lifetime achievement award.