Flamboyant independent producer Eli Samaha has closed a credit facility with Imperial Entertainment Group worth $100 million.
"Saturday Night Live" regular Will Ferrell and Elaine Hendrix, currently onscreen in Disney's "The Parent Trap," will join Molly Shannon in the cast of Saturday Night Studios' "Superstar."
Film Four, the movie arm of U.K. web Channel 4, has signed a first-look deal with Damian Jones and Graham Broadbent's Dragon Pictures.
Paramount senior VP Tom Levine is in talks to segue into an exec role at Lorne Michaels’ new Par-based, NBC-backed feature production entity. Michaels is putting together a new team to make movies…
HAL Films, the London-based company backed by Miramax, is joining Film Four to co-produce "Birthday Girl," the second pic from British writer/director Jez Butterworth.
In a pre-emptive fastbreak, Warner Bros. has acquired "Juwanna Mann," a broad comedy pitch by Bradley Allenstein to be produced by Bill Gerber and Steve Oedekerk.
Actors Michael Caine ("Blood and Wine") and Joey Lauren Adams ("Chasing Amy") have inked to topline in the indie comedy "Young at Heart" for Triple Peak Prods.
Who says write men can't jump? In potentially the highest-paying scripter deal ever, Brandon Camp and Mike Thompson, two writers who've yet to have a screenplay produced, have restructured their…
Gov. Pete Wilson has signed into law a statute prohibiting the use of premature infants in film and TV productions. This comes in response to concerns that some producers were using premature babies…
Rules for next year's Oscars are being distributed this week to the 5,460 voting members of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences.
Scheduling battles between studio execs and theater owners are a weekly occurrence, but a particularly heated standoff in the high-profile Westwood market this week had even jaded distribution…