Toho's latest Hayao Miyazaki animation feature "Sen-to Chihiro-no Kamikakushi" (Spirited Out) has beaten the local B.O. record for a Japanese film in just 25 days.
"Bully Parade" mastermind Michael Herbig has done something few Teutonic helmers have managed here in recent years -- he's created a bona fide summer blockbuster.
After months of negotiations, Artisan Entertainment president Bill Block has closed a deal to leave his post a year before his contract is up.
USA Films president of production Donna Gigliotti is ankling her post and will be replaced by senior DreamWorks production exec Glenn Williamson, who will join the company next week.
Playboy Enterprises subsid Alta Loma Entertainment and Larry Kasanoff's Threshold Entertainment have inked a deal to produce pics in the $25 million budget range for theatrical release.
Shauna Garr and music manager James Ellis have formed Native Pictures, which recently teamed with Jersey Films to produce its first feature, "How High." Directed by Jesse Dylan and starring rappers…
TRW's Picture PipeLine has inked a deal with 20th Century Fox for the studio to use its secure broadband network and digital production tools during the production of the films "Behind Enemy Lines"…
Summit Entertainment and Newmarket Group have teamed to produce "Wrong Turn," a 1970s-style horror pic to be directed by Rob Schmidt. Alan McElroy ("Spawn") wrote the script.
In a mid-six-figure deal, Panoptic Pictures has picked up Nicholl Fellowship-winning script "Akeelah and the Bee."
The National Endowment for the Humanities has presented the UCLA Film and Television Archive with a two-year grant of $138,234, as well as an additional $110,000 in matching funds.
The Hollywood Entertainment Labor Council has endorsed the recently introduced federal bill to curb runaway production.