With an eye toward creating a star vehicle for Bruce Willis, MGM Pictures has tapped "Die Hard II" scribe Doug Richardson to adapt his own novel, "True Believers." Willis and Arnold Rifkin's Cheyenne…
Buena Vista Home Entertainment has quietly started informing major retailers that surprise hit "Spy Kids" from Disney's Miramax/Dimension will be released on video in September.
Alliance Atlantis Motion Picture Distribution has acquired worldwide rights to family pic "Virginia's Run," starring Gabriel Byrne and Joanne Whalley.
Robert Levin, a former head of worldwide marketing at Sony Pictures Entertainment and Walt Disney Pictures, has become prexy of entertainment marketing company Creative Domain Enterprises.
Lawrence Bender Prods. has signed first-look deals with producer Karen Barber ("Pumpkin") and producer Ross Grayson Bell ("Fight Club").
Boutique f/x shop Tigar Hare Studios has pacted with Shanghai Digital Studios in China to create high-quality computer-generated animation at a reduced cost for U.S. productions.
Ambience Entertainment, a newly formed management and production company, has inked Hannum Monkey Prods., the makers of iFilm.com and Neurotrash.com short "Jar Jar Binks: The E! True Hollywood…
Gerry Rich is president of worldwide marketing at MGM. Information was incorrect in Monday’s paper. * * * David Sameth is head of creative advertising at DreamWorks. His title was incorrect in Monday…
FilmEngine, a film production and foreign sales company backed by funding from Florida entrepreneur Bill Shively, has signed joint ventures with management and production shingle Benderspink as well…
Phoenix Pictures has fast-tracked a remake of Louis Malle's thriller "Elevator to the Gallows." Leonard Goldberg, Neil Koenigsberg and helmer's brother Vincent Malle are producing the pic.
D.J. Pooh will direct comedy "The Wash" starring Dr. Dre and Snoop Dogg for Lions Gate Films. Production begins Monday in Los Angeles. Pic will feature music from Dr. Dre and Snoop Dogg as well as an…