Mark Damon's MDP Worldwide Entertainment will get a $17.8 million cash infusion from Music Box Entertainment, a company to be owned by Dr. Cheng Kar-Shun and Sammy S. Lee.
New Line has picked up the spec "Nevermore" from scribe Michael Kingston in a low-six-figure deal. Character-driven tale, from a story by Billy Perkaas, follows a sexy, young agent engaged in…
Elissa Bell has landed two writing gigs, signing on to pen "The Last Sleepover" at MGM and a rewrite of "Little Black Book" at Revolution Studios.
Actor, helmer and producer Forest Whitaker will direct the supernatural thriller "Selling Time" for Fox 2000. Whitaker is developing a draft with former DreamWorks Television prexy Dan McDermott, who…
Warner Bros.-based Section 8, the production shingle of Steven Soderbergh and George Clooney, has nabbed John Saul's latest novel, "Midnight Voices."
DreamWorks Pictures has paid mid-six against low-seven figures for an untitled pitch by screenwriter Mark Perez. Subject matter of the high-concept spy action comedy is being kept under wraps.
Organizers expect a modest drop in show attendance and exhibit floor space at Cinema Expo this year, but considering the exhib industry's recent consolidation trend, they're lucky the slippage wasn't…
Gary Hardwick is ready to "Shoot Blanks" for DreamWorks Pictures. The writer-director behind Screen Gems sleeper "The Brothers" has just come aboard to rewrite DreamWorks' formerly untitled Lisa…
Wow bows by "Scooby-Doo" -- including an Oz preem that outsmarted the Tom Cruise headliner "Minority Report" -- and the continued hot streak of "Spider-Man" in Europe energized cinemas over the…
With reference to Army Archerd's interview with Oliver Stone in Daily Variety on Thursday, Mr. Stone's suggestion that Israel's settlers are “vigilantes” and should just get out of the West Bank is…