South African producer Anant Singh ("Mr. Bones," "The Long Run") has announced the construction of a film studio in the east coast city of Durban to attract international productions.
The summer movie season may be characterized more by its dozens of tentpole commercial pics, but each week specialty distribs sweat like so many Muscle Beach gymnasts to jump through an array of…
Adam Dawtrey: London Eye
Like a sinking submarine, the business of independents financing tentpoles could be plunging into dangerous depths. Intermedia's "K-19: The Widowmaker" is the latest in a series of cautionary tales.
The Los Angeles Times has quietly dumped its controversial Film Profit Report. Published each Tuesday inside the Business section, the feature nettled studio execs by speculating about how much each…
Scribe Sheldon Turner has signed on to adapt Alice Blanchard's thriller "The Breathtaker" for Warner Bros.-based John Wells Prods. Adaptation deal is understood to be for low against mid-six figures.
Michael Helfant, who joined Dimension as senior exec VP in 1999, is ankling the company. Genre label Dimension has caught fire in recent years as a dominant producer of low-cost, high-grossing…
The kids are growing, but not as fast as "Spy Kids 2: The Island of Lost Dreams," a sequel that's much too big for its britches. Writer-director-and-everything-else Robert Rodriguez has fallen into…
You won't catch Hollywood distribution execs talking about the dog days of August this year. Continuing the summer distribution pattern of recent years, several distribs will unleash some of their…
Helmer Milos Forman is attached to direct a screen adaptation of Sandor Marai's Hungarian novel "Embers," which screenwriter Jean-Claude Carriere will adapt for producer Robert Haggiag.