When it comes to filmmaking, Hollywood should watch its back. Gotham is emerging as a major contender in feature film production and serves as home to more and more TV shows with every new fall…
Miramax Films has struck a preemptive $500,000 deal for Marc Klein's love story spec "Serendipity." The deal also includes a blind script agreement with the suddenly hot Klein, as well as an option…
More than two years after spending $8 million to buy the underlying rights of the "Terminator" franchise in the Carolco Pictures bankruptcy auction, Mario Kassar and Andy Vajna have baptized their…
Jennifer Love Hewitt is in negotiations to star and co-produce "Trust Me," a long-gestating Warner Bros. script from Mitchell Kapner, who penned the upcoming Bruce Willis starrer "The Whole Nine…
Overseas Filmgroup will roll out "A Map of the World" through its First Look Pictures distrib arm on Dec. 3 in Gotham and L.A. to qualify for Academy Award consideration.
Mel Gibson's Icon Prods. has used its discretionary acquisition fund to swoop in and pick Adam Greenman's "Lock Box" for development at Paramount Pictures.
Artisan Entertainment Tuesday announced a financing deal that could provide up to $600 million over the next three years for film production and advertising.
While Jodie Foster may cringe at the portrayal of FBI agent Clarice Starling in Thomas Harris' novel "Hannibal," the Oscar winner has not refused to take on Starling in the sequel to "The Silence of…
Helmer Jonathan Demme's Universal-based Clinica Estetica Prods. had optioned Susan Orlean's nonfiction tome "The Orchid Thief," first published by Random House in January -- and had shopped around…
Nicolas Cage's Saturn Films has optioned tyro scribes Greg Small and Richard Blaney's spec script "Chain."
In recruiting new partners to help finance their films, the multinational Hollywood corporations are inadvertently effecting some important changes in the financial landscape of show business.