Alan Cumming has joined the cast of Doug McGrath's adaptation of "Nicholas Nickleby," the Charles Dickens classic whose ensemble includes Jamie Bell and Jim Broadbent.
Zeitgeist Films has acquired all U.S. rights to Tunisian director Raja Amari's debut feature "Satin Rouge." Company plans an August release in Gotham and other cities.
Celebrating its 75th anniversary, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences will kick off the milestone, which is turning out to be a yearlong celebration, on May 8, with a shindig at La Cienega…
Cowboy Pictures and DVD production shingle Plexifilm have jointly acquired Sam Jones' "I Am Trying to Break Your Heart," produced by Fusion Films in association with Experience Music Project. A July…
While Rachel Pfeffer has been repped transactionally by Mickey Freiberg at Acme Talent, she is not a client there. Also, Pfeffer is the sole producer of Disney’s “Pants on Fire”; screenwriter…
Day-and-date with domestic, "The Scorpion King" posted brawny numbers in all of its first nine markets except the U.K. over the weekend, while "Panic Room" spread incisively to Germany and Italy.
With a mere 25 years of work under his belt, Sylvester Stallone will claim the title of action star of the millennium at the Video Software Dealers Assn. Convention this summer.
Winchester Films has paid high-six figures for Richard Wenk to write "16 Blocks," a pitch that will be turned into a drama that Richard Donner will direct, with Lauren Shuler Donner producing. Deal…
In a deal worth $500,000 against $1 million, Miramax bested several studios to buy "Accidentally Yours," a spec script penned by Leslie Dixon, whose credits include "Mrs. Doubtfire," "The Thomas…
The IFP has created an umbrella entity and restructured its regional chapters as part of its bid to pool resources for independent filmmakers across the country while also boosting its national…
Dylan McDermott will spend his hiatus from "The Practice" playing nightclub impresario Peter Gatien in "Party Monster," the Killer Films' true story of party promoter and convicted murderer Michael…