Officially, the Academy Awards celebrate the best in motion picture arts and sciences, but Hollywood's biggest night also involves glamour and celebration, schmoozing and commiseration at the balls…
Dogma 95 pic "Kira's Reason -- A Love Story" revolves around a single, commanding lead perf which could attract auds impatient with the "Vow of Chastity" production rules. Stine Stengade's sexually…
Universal has optioned "The Ant Bully," a picture book by John Nickle, for Tom Hanks and Gary Goetzman's Playtone Co.
Indican Pictures has nabbed North American rights to "Tuvalu" and "Survivors Exposed."
In a deal worth a mid six figures, Intermedia has optioned "Skeletons of the Zahara," a true story of American sailors shipwrecked in Africa in the 19th century. Baltimore/Spring Creek producers…
New Line Cinema breathed a sigh of relief Wednesday as the Internet went on overload with positive buzz for "The Lord of the Rings" after an exhibitor screening this week, which also got thumbs up…
Ending a bidding war, Columbia Pictures has acquired the gang-themed "Static," a spec script from tyro scribe Brad Gann in a mid-six figure buy.
MGM's arthouse label, United Artists, is gathering steam: In its first major move since Bingham Ray became president in September, UA has promoted Sara Rose to senior veep of production and…
Dimension Films has signed Craig Mazin to script its remake of "Harvey," the company's adaptation of the Pulitzer Prize-winning Mary Chase play. The pic is a co-production with MGM.
If all goes as planned, Mike Newell will be directing two of the country's top actors in back-to-back pics.