MGM has paid mid-six figures for "John Tucker Must Die," a spec script comedy penned by veteran television scribe Jeff Lowell. Film will be produced by Bob Cooper's Landscape Entertainment.
Scribe Jason Richman has been tapped to write "Beverly Hills Cop IV" for producer Jerry Bruckheimer and Paramount Pictures. It's unclear when the next installment of the franchise will head into…
Filmmaker Terry Sanders is jumping into the World War II fray. Sanders will direct "Tokyo Rose," a dramatic feature set in the aftermath of the war in the Pacific.
In Demand, the dominant pay-per-view distributor in the U.S., has signed a theatrical-output deal with Artisan Entertainment that for the first time gives the distrib video-on-demand rights to movies…
AMC Theaters has unveiled a new pass that will let moviegoers in Omaha and Oklahoma City pay a flat fee to see up to a movie a day for one month.
The fifth annual Hollywood Film Festival has selected John Frankenheimer to receive the fest's award for achievement in directing, while Oscar-winning composer Hans Zimmer will be honored for…
Producer Argos has founded a drama school to turn out talent for its sudsers and movies. The Mexico City-based school will offer short courses and three-year acting degrees beginning this summer. It…
Lions Gate Entertainment has upped Tom DeLuca to veep, new media. He reports to Peter Block, prexy of home entertainment, acquisitions and new media.
DataPlay, a venture attempting to replace CDs or DVDs as a standard for the distribution and recording of content such as music, videos, games and software, has secured $55 million backing from heavy…
Fireworks Entertainment and Goodman Rosen Prods. have optioned the television and movie rights to the bestselling Nintendo 64 vidgame "Perfect Dark."
An Oslo court has ruled that Norwegian filmmakers may receive back the 23% value-added tax paid on productions if pics are released on video.