What appears at first to be an uncomplicated fast-buck windfall turns into a nightmarish spiral of increasingly violent events in "Scarfies," an accomplished first feature from 26-year-old New…
Presented to spotlight the work of today's graduate screenwriting students, the UCLA Screenwriters' Showcase will also pay homage Monday to Hollywood's blacklisted scripters.
A comic take on the maxim "Be careful what you wish for," "The Sex Monster" is a cheesy, obvious farce that is funnier than it has any right to be. Nudity-free and quaintly chaste, this is an…
Collaring his first starring role in a major studio feature since leaving "NYPD Blue," Jimmy Smits is near a deal to join Kim Basinger in Paramount's supernatural thriller "Bless the Child."
Slamdunk Films, an offshoot of Park City, Utah's, Slamdunk Film Festival, has set up a first-look deal with Cooper/Hellman Entertainment, the production firm headed by L.A. producer Barry Cooper and…
Fox 2000 made a preemptive buy of the Lisa Schrager pitch "Sugar Mommy," a comedy that sold for mid against high-six figures.
Alliance Atlantis Motion Picture Distribution has inked a deal with Canal Plus Image, the company that sells catalog pics for Canal Plus, to acquire two Canal Plus-owned libraries, with a total of…
Producer/director Irwin Winkler, a best-picture Oscar winner for "Rocky" and a nominee in the same category for "Raging Bull," "The Right Stuff" and "Goodfellas," will be given the Outstanding…
The Australian Film Commission (AFC) has tapped Kim Dalton, acquisitions and development manager for Oz producer-distrib Beyond Intl., as its new chief executive.
Beginning Friday with the historical drama "The Tichborne Claimant," the L.A. County Museum of Art will present Changing the Guard: A Festival of New British Cinema, three weekends of contemporary…
Universal has purchased the comic pitch "Sticky Fingers" to star Orlando Jones. Brett Ratner and his Rat Entertainment label will produce and Ratner may direct.