In a deal valued at approximately $56 million, Shooting Gallery chairman-CEO Larry Meistrich will sell some 80% of his company's client and production service businesses to itemus. Buyer is a…
Lions Gate Entertainment has acquired all North American rights to four horror pics from Spain's Filmax Group: Jack Sholder's "Arachnid"; "Dagon," from Stuart Gordon; and two titles from Brian Yuzna…
"Meet the Parents" taught the competish a lesson in the midst of a lackluster month, delivering to Universal its first No. 1 spot at the October box office in the past decade. Pic managed to hit $100…
Nittolo Entertainment has tapped scribes James Cummings ("Southie") and J.D. Shapiro ("Battlefield Earth") to pen "Supercops," a script that will be adapted from the 1993 book "The Dark Side of the…
"The English Patient" will become the English doctor: Ralph Fiennes will replace Kevin Costner in Mandalay Pictures' "Beyond Borders." Costner's other project, the MGM pic "Dragonfly," will preclude…
The Film Consortium has had its lottery production franchise renewed for another three years by the U.K.'s new Film Council.
"Elegy for Iris" is in turnaround from Sony's Columbia Pictures and headed for Paramount with Scott Rudin Prods. With Judi Dench attached to star in the title role, "Iris" is being helmed by Richard…
Moonstone Intl. Labs, the European workshop program for screenwriters and directors that functions in collaboration with the Sundance Institute, has announced its first screenwriting laboratory to…
Meg Ryan and Hugh Jackman ("X-Men") will star in the time-travel romantic comedy "Kate & Leopold" for Miramax Films for director James Mangold. Cathy Konrad will produce.
Leading Japanese multiplex operator Warner Mycal is ending the year with a ribbon-cutting fest on six new multiplexes that will raise the company's share of the local exhibition market to about 15%.
Shoreline Entertainment has acquired worldwide rights to "A Crack in the Floor," a thriller starring Mario Lopez, Gary Busey, Tracy Scoggins and Bo Hopkins, which will preem at Mifed this week.