In a six-figure deal, DreamWorks has optioned John Colapinto's upcoming novel "About the Author" for a film to be produced by Marc Platt. In the thriller a writer assumes the identity of a deceased…
Motion picture processing laboratory Adlabs Films plans to raise $11 million in a Dec. 11 offering on the Bombay Stock Exchange. Company is setting up the country's first Imax dome in Bombay.
Revolution Studios has closed deals for a pic called "Tour Guide," from an original idea by Revolution principal Todd Garner, to be penned by Ron Anderson and directed by Daniel Stern ("Rookie of the…
Madstone Films -- the production and distribution company run by Wall Street financier Chip Seelig and producer Tom Gruenberg to serve as an incubator for first-time digital feature directors -- has…
The Australian Film Institute Awards and the parallel Screen Producers Assn. of Australia Conference will return to Melbourne next year for three years, after three years in Sydney.
The Mumbai Academy of Moving Images (MAMI) third international film fest kicked off last week with Ang Lee's "Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon" and will offer 88 films before wrapping today.
Alain Delon will preside over a jury made up entirely of Italian actresses for next year's Paris Film Festival. It will be duplicated later in Rome.
With the official announcement of the lineup of the Sundance Film festival just days away, Bill Bindley's "Madison" starring Jim Caviezel, Bruce Dern and Jake Lloyd is an early lock in the premiere…
Gil Cates Jr. has begun production on his sophomore effort, "The Mesmerist," which stars Neil Patrick Harris, Jessica Capshaw and Howard Hesseman. Based on the Edgar Allan Poe short story "The Facts…
Sony Pictures Entertainment is about to become a sequel opportunity employer. Given the B.O. nosedives of many superstar vehicles, the blockbuster-hungry studio is pinning its hopes on a different…
Michael Lembeck, best known for directing multiple episodes of "Friends," is in final negotiations to helm Disney's bigscreen sequel to "The Santa Clause." As in the first installment, Tim Allen will…