The Canton Co. and Senator Entertainment are in final negotiations to pay mid- against high-six figures for the spec script "Caruso: The King of Tenors," an epic biopic about the famous Italian opera…
Continuing to stockpile comic moviemakers, 20th Century Fox and Fox 2000 have closed an overall directing and producing deal with Jay Roach and his Everyman Pictures label. Roach, who directed "Meet…
The new prexy of Oz's Cinema Owners' Assn. of Australia has vowed to fight for a change in the rules governing exhibitors and distributors.
J2 Communications, parent company to the National Lampoon entertainment franchise, posted a fiscal second-quarter loss Thursday of $328,187 as revenue plunged 90% leading up to a planned change of…
Father Frank Desiderio has been named prexy of the Humanitas Prize Organization.
Though the studios have been mighty cautious about shelling out coin for pitches and specs over the past weeks due to possible strikes, a bidding war erupted late Wednesday that ended with U…
Helmer Takashi Koizumi's "After the Rain" swept seven prizes at the 24th Japan Academy Awards in Tokyo Friday.
Writer-producer Scott Steindorff has signed a first-look deal with Bill Mechanic's Pandemonium shingle. Pact will guarantee overhead for the suddenly prolific Steindorff. Deal's duration is…
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Despite winning an Oscar for its visuals in "The Matrix," Manex Entertainment needs a kung-fu fighting superhero to win any chance of working on Warner Bros.' upcoming sequels for the film.