DreamWorks will dabble in the low-budget area with the pickup of TV scribe Alan Ball's spec script "American Beauty," the studio said Monday.
Leonardo DiCaprio may have been snubbed by the Oscars in the best actor category, but he was not forgotten by the audience of MTV, which nominated the "Titanic" heartthrob for best male performance…
United Artists has paid low against mid-six figures for the comedy spec "Goat Cheese" by 23-year-old first-time scribe Daniel Shere.
Actress Nia Long, who appeared in "Soul Food," "Love Jones" and "Made in America," has landed a starring role opposite Patricia Arquette and Gabriel Byrne in MGM's "Toby's Story," set to start…
Continuing its stated strategy of making an increasing number of third-party acquisitions, Universal Pictures has snapped up French rights to Summit Entertainment's $27 million actioner "Wing…
It may not be the most original of urban crime dramas, but "When It's Over" is still quite an entertaining one. Rookie outing from writer-director Richard Mancuso overcomes its recycled Brooklyn mob…
Lou Diamond Phillips, who played a tortured Gulf War vet in "Courage Under Fire," has signed on to complete the ensemble cast of United Artists' sci-fi thriller "Supernova," slated to start lensing…
Legendary British actress Vivien Leigh (Marcy Lafferty), only a shell of her former self, arrives on an almost bare London stage in 1960 to be interviewed by the press. Leigh, as written and…
Gillian Armstrong, the Aussie helmer of such films as "My Brilliant Career" and "Little Women," is set to direct "Boys R Us" for 20th Century Fox and Chris Columbus' 1492 Pictures.
Ostensibly an acoustic showcase for the spring and summer releases from the ace roots-music label Hightone, this quartet of guitarist-songwriters turned in a delightful song swap that's about as…
Telecom Italia approved a preliminary agreement Thursday with pubcaster RAI that would create a second digital TV platform in Italy. One platform has already been launched by pay TV operator Telepiu.