Paramount Pictures has paid a high-six- against low-seven-figure sum for the comedy pitch "Former Child Star" from scribe Fred Wolf ("Black Sheep").
Fox 2000 has plunked down a six-figure sum for Craig Fernandez's action pitch "Four Deep."
Jerry Bruckheimer has come aboard to produce "Pirates of the Caribbean," which he will make through his Disney-based Jerry Bruckheimer Films.
AMC Entertainment has prevailed in the bankruptcy court auction for General Cinemas and an announcement of the deal terms is believed imminent.
An unlikely upstart is looking to join Warner Bros. and New Line in the pricey world of literary fantasy-turned-movie franchise.
Neal Marshall Stevens has sold his spec "Molly's World" to New Line Cinema.
Monsoon Entertainment will finance and produce Christina Ricci's directorial debut, "The Speed Queen." Ricci will also star in the dark comedy, to be produced by Adam Del Deo along with Tri-Tone…
Lauren Holly, Faye Dunaway, Tom Skerritt and Ian Somerhalder head the ensemble cast of indie pic "Colored Eggs," which director Martin Guigui is shooting in Nashville.
Off-lot feature production in Los Angeles remained deeply depressed in November, with activity far below the super-charged levels of the first half of this year.
Sony label Screen Gems is seeking movie fans to design the official one-sheet for "Resident Evil," the pic based on the bestselling videogame and starring Milla Jovovich and Michelle Rodriguez…