Feeding the seemingly unending need for low-budget teen sex comedies, New Line Cinema has paid a low- against mid-six-figure fee for Greg Coolidge and Joe Jarvis' spec script "Truth or Dare."
Universal has optioned "Fatalis," a "Jurassic Park"-like thriller by Jeff Rovin about the return of saber-toothed tigers.
Jane Alexander has joined the cast of "The Cider House Rules," which Lasse Hallstrom is lensing for Miramax Films. She will play Nurse Edna in John Irving's screen adaptation of his bestselling novel.
A relatively conventional can't-we-all-get-along message is served up in an intense package in "American History X." Already controversial due to the neo-Nazi leading characters and the final cut…
In an era in which studios increasingly tailor films to the tastes of test audiences, and exhibitors race to build bigger and better theaters, a new ACNielsen EDI survey reveals interesting and…
Aussie helmer Geoffrey Wright has signed to direct the slasher thriller "Cherry Falls" for Rogue Pictures, the genre division of October Films.
Ben Stiller's Red Hour Prods. has beefed up its executive ranks, hiring producer Stuart Cornfeld as president of the company and Erin Simon as head of TV development.
With its tongue firmly in its cheek, Dimension Films has optioned the comedic spec "Scream if You Know What I Did Last Summer," from spoof writers Jason Friedberg and Aaron Seltzer.
Imagine Entertainment founders Ron Howard and Brian Grazer will be feted early next year at the syndie biz’s annual sales confab in New Orleans with the NATPE org’s creative achievement award. The…
NATO president William Kartozian used his annual ShowEast address to update delegates on a number of topics key to the exhibition industry, ranging from minimum wage legislation and digital cinema to…
Film Four, Channel 4's feature production and distribution company, has set up a unit to concentrate on low-budget experimental movies.