Producer Scott Rudin has optioned Jonathan Franzen's new novel, "The Corrections." Rudin, who's proven himself capable of bringing to the screen high-caliber fiction other producers might deem too…
Avid Technology, the powerhouse behind the editing software used to create most Hollywood films, TV shows and musicvids, said Tuesday it would pinkslip 140 staffers and close several offices in an…
Former CBS exec Randy Haberkamp has been tapped program coordinator of educational and special projects for the Academy Foundation of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences.
Maya Entertainment, a Bombay-based digital studio, has opened a production facility in Los Angeles.
In an exec reshuffle made necessary by the death last month of Medusa president Carlo Bernasconi, Marina Berlusconi has been named prexy of Fininvest's film division and Giampaolo Letta has been…
Norwegian "Elling," the local blockbuster helmed by Peter Naess, has been picked up for international distribution outside Scandinavia by Denmark's Trust Film Sales.
Pope John Paul II will attend the world premiere of Polish feature epic "Quo Vadis" Aug. 30 in Vatican City.
A group of British investors will unveil today a £66 million ($92 million) project to build a film and TV studio in south-west England.
October Films co-founder Bingham Ray will become the new head of MGM specialty division United Artists, with a deal expected to be signed later this week.
Jon Lucas and Scott Moore have sold their untitled romantic comedy pitch to Warner Bros. Pictures, with Jon Shestack attached to produce.
MGM has slated John McTiernan's "Rollerball" for wide release Feb. 8. The date directly precedes the Presidents Day holiday weekend, where the studio had much success with the record-breaking opening…