Bolstering its commitment to Latino-themed films, New Line has put into active development two projects with Gregory Nava's El Norte Prods.: "Bordertown," which Nava is writing, and "New Mexico,"…
Producers Jonathan Shteinman ("Angel Baby" and "Thank God He Met Lizzie") and Emile Sherman ("Sample People") have joined forces to form a new Australian feature sales, acquisitions and distribution…
The Intl. Documentary Assn. has put out a call for entries for its 16th annual Distinguished Documentary Achievement Awards, to take place in Los Angeles on Oct. 27.
Tim Allen and Christian Slater are negotiating to star in "Cletis Tout," a comedy about mistaken identity written and to be directed by Chris Ver Wiel for Seven Arts Pictures. Filming is slated to…
The shadowy doings and political influence of secret societies like Yale's Skull and Bones could indeed form the basis for a smart, revealing suspense drama that plumbs a hidden vein of American…
Paramount Pictures-based Lynda Obst Prods. has brought on writer Stephen Hauser ("Sphere") to pen the screen adaptation of Robert Stone's novel "Damascus Gate," which Obst optioned earlier this year…
If Viacom's likely arranged marriage of CBS and UPN seems incongruous, perhaps we're given a preview of possible synergy with the Chuck Norris telepic "The President's Man." CBS draws many millions…
Two decades ago when Scott Harris headhunted Debbie Haeusler, Innovative Artists' interest in below-the-line talent was already a key -- if somewhat limited -- part of its focus.
Sony-based Phoenix Pictures has come out the victor in a bidding war for "Basic," paying $400,000 against $700,000 for the thriller by scribe James Vanderbilt. The company plans to put the project on…
Parker Posey will join Rachel Leigh Cook in Universal's "Josie and the Pussycats," taking on the role of a sexy and manipulative recording industry executive and band manager.