In a six-figure deal, Talk Miramax editor in chief Jonathan Burnham has purchased publishing rights to "Summerland," a young-adult novel by "Wonder Boys" author Michael Chabon.
Four years ago it was the year of the indie. Twelve months later, the big studio pics made a comeback. Last year, no matter where you looked-- at critics' pics, kudofests or blurbs -- it was hard to…
The late Irwin Kostal, two-time Oscar winner for Best Score, once exploded at an Academy meeting, "The Oscars and the Golden Globes are NOT the Grammys! Who cares if a film song is a hit. All I want…
"I took 'Sea of Love' because of Al and only because of Al. I knew that acting with him would make me a better actor, and it did. Really all I wanted was to be pushed forward by him. I used to see…
Former Universal Pictures Spain head of acquisitions Stefan Nicoll has launched his own indie production shingle, Guerrilla Films.
It has been a Golden Globe tradition since 1981 that after the last statuette is given out, the Hollywood Foreign Press Assn. gets to work on dishing out the green. In January, the annual awards…
Ice Cube, who will produce and star in the film "All About the Benjamins," is eyeing video helmer Kevin Bray to direct the film, which is set up with Absolute Prods. and Cubevision.
Hallmark Entertainment and its executive producers Robert Halmi Sr. and Jr. have sold their first movie as a world premiere to pay-per-view, an adaptation of Mark Twain's "The Prince & the Pauper."
No stranger to portraying men facing possible Waterloos, Al Pacino will star in variations on the theme in his two upcoming films, then possibly do a screen rendition of Napoleon Bonaparte.
The selection committee for USC's 13th annual Scripter Award, honoring excellence in adaptation from book to film, has named the five nominees.
David Krumholtz ("Sidewalks of New York") will topline the romantic comedy "You Stupid Man" for frosh helmer Brian Burns.