Mark A. Curcio, co-chief exec officer for Artisan Entertainment, has stepped down from his post following a power struggle with newly named sole CEO Amir Malin.
Producing partners George Clooney and Steven Soderbergh are set to produce "The Jacket," a Mandalay film that was scripted and will be directed by Marc Rocco and distributed domestically by Paramount.
In the calm before "The Perfect Storm," Sony took in $5 million on Wednesday from its summer tentpole "The Patriot." Bow for the Mel Gibson starrer is far from revolutionary, but $5 million has to be…
Writing duo Lowell Ganz and Babaloo Mandel have signed on to pen the adaptation of the Japanese pic "After Life," a recent festival favorite, for Fox 2000.
Director Rolfe Kanefsky and producer Alain Siritzky have assembled the third in a teen-oriented series, "Pretty Cool." Pic, scripted by Kanefsky, centers on a high school senior able to read people's…
Richard Dreyfuss, star of the upcoming mobster comedy "The Crew," will be presented with the Hollywood lifetime achievement award of the fourth annual Hollywood Film Festival.
John Leguizamo has joined Martin Lawrence and Danny DeVito in the Sam Weisman-directed MGM comedy "What's the Worst That Can Happen." Pic is based on Donald Westlake's caper novel. Leguizamo just…
Foreign companies seeking to crack China's market are well advised to produce movies that are tailor-made to local taste. "A lot of people think once China joins the WTO, everything is going to…
Labor laws? What labor laws? A well-intentioned gimmick to fill 27 positions in front of and behind the camera of an upcoming film through an Internet auction has backfired, causing original plans to…
MGM has made a deal to develop a feature out of the story of one of the biggest art-fraud scandals of the 20th century for a drama that will be developed as a starring vehicle for Michael Douglas.
Moving from veepee of production to producer, Dana Reid has ankled Artisan Entertainment's exec suites for a first-look production deal at the indie with his Flash Entertainment banner. Reid called…