Helmer Dennis Dugan ("Big Daddy") is circling "Saving Silverman" for Village Roadshow Pictures -- although the company is still in search of a domestic partner for the project.
Peter Berg is on board to write and direct two projects: "Hostage Rescue" for Universal Pictures and Imagine Entertainment, and "Truck 44," potentially for USA Films.
Helmer Andrew Davis ("A Perfect Murder," "The Fugitive") is readying to book passage on sci-fi actioner "The Travel Agent" for Sony Pictures Entertainment.
Kurt C. Hall, prexy and CEO of United Artists Theatre Circuit, knew he had joined select company in being selected Motion Picture Pioneer of the Year past honorees include Bob Hope, Darryl Zanuck…
CBS has inked a talent holding deal with actress and comedienne Mary Birdsong. Birdsong appeared on Comedy Central’s “Viva Variety” last season and currently does recurring characters for “Late Night…
The changing of the zeroes seems a topic tailor-made for Dennis Miller's ironic wit, since the hype is so disproportionate to the event's significance. But maybe the Y2K bug and the corresponding…
Worries about shrinking coin for creative docu makers plagued delegates attending the Intl. Documentary Filmfestival Amsterdam (IDFA), but failed to dampen the enthusiasm of professionals and…
Films from new and emerging U.S. directors will get wide exposure on homevideo next year with the launch of the First Rites label at 750 Hollywood Video stores.
Under his indie Motor City shingle, helmer Vondie Curtis-Hall ("Gridlock'd") has optioned the spec script "The Swedish Job" by scribe Will Rokos.
Chris Klein ("American Pie") is set and Heather Graham ("Bowfinger") is in final negotiations to topline 20th Century Fox's "Say It Isn't So," the comedy from producers Peter and Bobby Farrelly.
The Motion Picture Assn.'s antipiracy advocate in Asia admitted that the industry botched the battle against illegal VCDs but intends to learn from its mistakes with the newer technologies, such as…