All Girl Prods., the partnership between Bette Midler and Bonnie Bruckheimer, has hired Dabney Lee as vice president of creative affairs and Martin Navis as director of development.
The California Supreme Court ruled Wednesday it would review a lower court's ruling on how far filmmakers can go when basing fictional characters on real people without their permission.
In one of the first deals bringing a Hollywood-sized script pricetag to the U.K., David Heyman, head of London-based Heyday Films, has signed unproduced scribe Darren Bailie to a three-picture deal…
Director Chen Kaige's next film, "Assassin," has run into a bit of trouble. Sony Pictures Classics, which has picked up foreign distribution rights to the film, may be a bit concerned following the…
With the millennium looming and young men's fancy turning to thoughts of the apocalypse, MGM has purchased Bo Zenga and J.B. White's theological thriller pitch "Doomsday" for producer Frank Mancuso…
Hoyts Cinemas CEO Peter Ivany is relocating to the company's Boston office for six months to spearhead its fast-track expansion in the U.S. and internationally.
MGM has expanded its spec universe, picking up action script "The Tenth Planet" for a reported low-six figures against mid-six, according to sources involved in the project.
The American Film Institute kicked off an ambitious yearlong program titled "100 Years ... 100 Movies" Wednesday with a press conference featuring thesps Dustin Hoffman, Holly Hunter and Chris…
Atom Egoyan's "The Sweet Hereafter" and Belgian helmer Alain Berliner's "Ma Vie en Rose" tied for top honors Friday at the 12th annual Fort Lauderdale Intl. Film Festival.
Elizabeth Hurley and Jenna Elfman (TV's "Dharma & Greg") are in talks to star with Matthew McConaughey and Ellen DeGeneres in Ron Howard's "Ed-TV" for Universal Pictures and Imagine Entertainment.
Cerulean Corp., arguably the busiest digital-colorization processor in the industry, is forming a joint venture with the Grinberg Film Libraries, the nation's largest privately held film archive, to…