In a seven-figure spec script buy made personally by Steven Spielberg, DreamWorks has preemptively purchased "The Rivals," a drama about the catfight between 19th century stage stars Sarah Bernhardt…
Mike Medavoy's Phoenix Pictures has sealed a deal with veteran Hollywood film sales agent Ann Dubinet to sell foreign sales rights to select titles on its upcoming development slate.
Confident they've finally unwrapped the Wonka bar with the golden ticket, Warner Bros. execs are enlisting Tim Burton to direct "Charlie and the Chocolate Factory," the second live-action adaptation…
Veteran Italian producer Aurelio De Laurentiis is ramping up his slate of big-budget international projects, with plans for a sword-and-sandal epic and a serial-killer movie set on the French Riviera…
"Barbershop" helmer Tim Story has signed on to direct "Ralph," which Imagine Entertainment and Universal are developing.
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Warner Bros. Pictures has hired scribe George Wing to pen romantic comedy "Helium" for director David Dobkin and WB-based producer David Heyman ("Harry Potter").
Two days after a soft deadline for non-binding bids for all or part of Artisan (Daily Variety, May 20), scuttlebutt circulated Wednesday that Lions Gate had been elbowed out of the proceedings.
Boffo B.O. isn't the only thing that's mind-bending about "Matrix: Reloaded" -- so apparently is the payday due the Wachowski brothers.
L.A.'s Outfest 2003 has set Fenton Bailey and Randy Barbato's club-kid murder pic "Party Monster," starring Macaulay Culkin and Seth Green, as its July 10 opening-night film.
The 14th annual Human Rights Watch Intl. Film Festival will unspool June 13-26 at Lincoln Center's Walter Reade Theater.
2016-2017 Oscar Predictions
- Behind the Scenes Video of Ryan Gosling Playing Piano in ‘La La Land’ (EXCLUSIVE)
- ‘Hacksaw Ridge,’ ‘La La Land,’ ‘Westworld’ Win Golden Reel Sound Editing Awards
- ‘La La Land,’ ‘Suicide Squad,’ ‘Westworld’ Win Make-Up and Hair Styling Awards
- A Low-Key Berlinale Yields Some Foreign Oscar Contenders to Watch