Novelist James Ellroy ("L.A. Confidential") will pen his first original script, "77," for Paramount Pictures, with Dick Wolf and Wolf Films prexy Tony Ganz on board to produce.
For a short while last week, auction Web site Taketoauction.com had the hottest ticket in town -- a seat to this year's Academy Awards, available to any bidder online and offered by what is presumed…
Good Machine has promoted Ross Katz, a six-year vet of the company, from director of production to veep of production.
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Mandalay Pictures' movie division prexy Adam Platnick, who held that post for nearly six years, has elected to ankle the company when his contract expires early this summer.
On Broadway, the net gross for “The Lion King” declined by $2,025 in Week 39 to $1,003,669. The dropoff was misstated in a Legit story (Variety, March 5-11).
Tara Reid ("American Pie") is in negotiations to co-star in Dimension Films' "The Guest" opposite Ashton Kutcher.
With more than a third of Columbia Pictures' feature slate now provided by Joe Roth's Revolution Studios, heads have rolled in a revolution moving through Sony's production staff.
Digital cinema and video-on-demand will change the way movies are distributed and increase industry revenues by $6.5 billion in the next five years, according to a new report from Forrester Research.
Thesp Clifton Collins Jr. ("Traffic") has nabbed a gig in DreamWorks' prison drama "The Castle" and has inked with ICM for representation.
Some in France's auteur-led film community complain that as a producer, Luc Besson is "un-French," keeping a tight rein on the films he makes while paying little heed to the artistic viewpoint of…