With the big-money sale of his first screenplay, Portland, Ore., DJ Michael Rich has gone from drive-time to big time: Sony Pictures has snapped up his spec "Finding Forrester" for producer Lawrence…
Sean Connery and Rhonda Tollefson's Fountainbridge Films has struck a three-picture deal with Intermedia. Connery is likely to star in all three projects.
Morgan Creek Prods. and Elie Samaha and Ashok Amritraj's Franchise Entertainment have hammered out a co-production and co-financing distribution pact, as expected, which will involve at least 15 pics…
Ray Clark's cabinet shop had been considered Liberty, S.C.'s "little shop of horrors" until Morgan Creek Prods. gave it a movie makeover for its pic, "Chill Factor."
Thanks largely to foreign exhibitors, Argentina should have 1,000 screens by the end of next year, industryites now project.
Working Title Films is planning to revisit the Swinging Sixties with a lavish adaptation of Richard Neville's memoir "Hippie Hippie Shake."
Spyglass Entertainment, the new Disney-based distrib and production company run by former Caravan chief Roger Birnbaum and former Morgan Creek exec Gary Barber, has set up a $250 million financing…
Nick Moran, currently thrilling U.K. audiences in the tyro gangster pic "Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels," will next star in the crime drama "New Blood," alongside John Hurt.
The Hartley-Merrill Intl. Screenwriting Prize received a $25,000 boost Wednesday from Jack Valenti, president of the Motion Picture Assn. of America.
Fox Searchlight's "Waking Ned Devine" won the prize for best feature at the second annual New York Comedy Film Festival, which wrapped Monday.
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Lucy1Daily:$5.0M Cumulative:$48.9M Universal Pictures -57.86%
Hercules2Daily:$3.3M Cumulative:$33.1M Paramount Pictures -60.81%
Dawn of The Planet of The Apes
Dawn of The Planet of The Apes3Daily:$2.2M Cumulative:$174.7M Fox -58.37%