Columbia Pictures has hired Phillip Wen to adapt Swedish pic "Kopps" as a vehicle for Adam Sandler to produce. Wen, a story editor and writer on ABC skein "Spin City" for five seasons, recently sold…
Echo Lake Prods. will produce "Make Somebody Happy," the next feature from writer-director Raymond De Felitta, who won the Sundance Audience Award three years ago with "Two Family House."
Avignon Festival organizers were due to hold a crisis meeting today to discuss possibly scrapping the prestigious three-week event as a nationwide showbiz workers strike blacked out the two…
A week after the Oscar folk put out their regulations on awards campaigns, the Hollywood Foreign Press Assn. has issued its guidelines, but it's a shorter, gentler list.
Paul Oneile, former chairman/CEO of London-based United Intl. Pictures, has joined the board of government funding agency Film Finance Corp. Australia.
Australian actors are to hold a national one-day strike, probably next week, in a dispute with producers involving pay and conditions.
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Off-lot feature production activity in Hollywood remained at steady if not spectacular levels during June, figures released Tuesday showed. But commercials shoots are off significantly.
Scribe Gren Wells has closed a two-picture deal with Warner Bros. Pictures. The first project under the deal is "Diary of a Mad Bride," which Wells will adapt from the novel by Laura Wolf.
As part of a push to beef up its worldwide sales arm, Wellspring has acquired international rights, excluding theatrical and TV in North America, to Tim McCann's psychological thriller "Revolution…
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