Beacon Pictures has acquired "In a Dark Wood," a pitch from writers Gregg Chabot and Kevin Peterka. "Wood" is inspired by a book of the same name written by Michael Cadnum, also optioned by Beacon.
Bob Dickinson will return for a 13th stint as lighting designer for this year's Oscar telecast, show producers Richard D. Zanuck and Lili Fini Zanuck announced Thursday.
New Line has ponied up low-six figures against $1 mil for "Geeks," a nonfiction book about a hapless duo who used the Internet to escape their isolated Mormon town in Idaho.
Gilles Meunier, veteran sales and acquisition exec who has worked for Fox, TF1 and Canal Plus, has set up his own production and sales company, Paris Pictures.
Jim Carrey, Golden Globe nominee for best actor in a comedy with his perf in "Man on the Moon," was crowned ShoWest's male star of the year Wednesday.
The Australian B.O. hit an all-time high last year -- but the grim news for Aussie producers was that homegrown films took the lowest share of the pie since 1991.
Gay and lesbian org Outfest, founder of Los Angeles' largest film fest, has unveiled its 2000 slate of pic screenings and events.
Sixty-five independent producers will converge with buyers, sales agents and financiers from around the world in San Francisco today to kick off the seventh annual Intl. Film Financing Conference.
A construction worker was crushed to death Tuesday morning at the site of the new Oscar theater at Highland Avenue and Hollywood Boulevard.
Gotham-based producer John Lyons ("Austin Powers: The Spy Who Shagged Me") will team up with playwright turned screenwriter Douglas Carter Beane ("To Wong Foo, Thanks for Everything, Julie Newmar")…
"Election," director Alexander Payne's darkly satiric look at a race for high school president, and "The Limey," Steven Soderbergh's sleek detective pic, topped the list of nominations for the 15th…