The Hartley-Merrill Intl. Screenwriting Prize received a $25,000 boost Wednesday from Jack Valenti, president of the Motion Picture Assn. of America.
Los Angeles-based film indie Cinequanon Pictures Intl. has opened a British-based subsidiary, CQN Filmgroup, to be headed by former Hemdale exec Nicolas Spikings.
Titus Welliver (“Brooklyn South”), Eamonn Walker (“Oz”) and Gregory Hines (“Waiting to Exhale”) have joined the cast of Laurence Fishburne’s directorial debut, “Once in the Life,” which is currently…
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…
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…
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.
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."
Working Title Films is planning to revisit the Swinging Sixties with a lavish adaptation of Richard Neville's memoir "Hippie Hippie Shake."
Thanks largely to foreign exhibitors, Argentina should have 1,000 screens by the end of next year, industryites now project.
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…
The U. of Southern California has made serious contact with Robert Zemeckis. The Oscar-winning director has donated $5 million to fund a digital arts facility at his alma mater, the USC School of…