The Canton Co. has paid low seven figures in a preemptive bid to acquire the romantic comedy spec "Dating Nick McBride," penned by Peter Osterlund and Amy Baker, who co-wrote an episode of Tom Hanks'…
After surviving "Pearl Harbor," Ben Affleck is in talks to star in "Surviving Christmas," a Columbia comedy being produced by Tall Trees partners Betty Thomas and Jenno Topping.
Intermedia has debuted a new music division, Intermedia Music, designed to exploit music from all of Intermedia's visual entertainment. Division also will develop additional music based on motion…
The bombs explode brilliantly but the story is a bust in "Pearl Harbor." Except for the central 40-minute attack sequence, this $140 million Jerry Bruckheimer-Michael Bay World War II extravaganza…
High-definition film festival HDFEST-LA will be held Friday and Saturday at the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences in North Hollywood.
Lynne Boyarsky has joined Elizabeth Hurley and Hugh Grant's Simian Films as senior VP to develop and produce film, TV and cable projects.
Propaganda Films has paid mid-six figures for feature rights to "Helter Skelter," the 1975 book by former L.A. District Attorney Vincent Bugliosi that details the Manson Family murders and Bugliosi's…
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Twentieth Century Fox has upped senior veep of business affairs Stephen Plum to exec veep. With his new title, Plum will continue to supervise business affairs for Fox 2000 Pictures, overseeing…
It's hard to imagine a more relieved group of distribs gathered into one place than the collection who'd just finished watching a 26-minute film from New Zealand that cost $270 million.