Alcon Prods. is in final negotiations to preemptively purchase the action pitch "Bait" from scribe Christian Darren, based on the novel by Kenneth Abel, for mid-six figures.
MGM is negotiating with Reese Witherspoon ("Pleasantville," "Election") to star in "Legally Blonde," an adaptation of the comic novel by Amanda Brown.
Academy Award winner Mira Sorvino is committed to star in and Demian Lichtenstein ("3000 Miles to Graceland") is negotiating to helm the indie pic "Wisegirls," with RGH Lions Share Pictures on board…
2016-2017 Oscar Predictions
Universal Pictures has launched an online competition in connection with its upcoming Hitchcock International Director Series.
It's Oscar time again. After a two-month, post-Oscar kudocast hiatus, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences officially kicked off the 73rd annual Academy Awards race Wednesday, calling for…
Kenneth Branagh's "Love's Labour's Lost" will open the third annual Newport Intl. Film Festival on June 6 in Newport, R.I.
Army Archerd, who just celebrated his 47th year as a columnist for Daily Variety, will be honored with the inaugural Alumni Achievement Award from the UCLA School of Theater, Film & Television.
Henry Thomas, who can next be seen in Billy Bob Thornton's "All The Pretty Horses," has signed on to three indie pics, all slated to go this summer.
The Walt Disney Company has greenlit the high-concept comedy "Bubble Boy," a script penned by Cinco Paul and Ken Daurio and rewritten by Michael Kalesniko.
Thirty features and documentaries, most in their New York premieres, will unspool at the 11th annual Human Rights Watch International Film Festival June 14-29 at Lincoln Center's Walter Reade Theatre.
Lot 47 Films is proving to be an active post-Cannes buyer: the Gotham shingle has acquired North American rights to Amos Kollek's "Fast Food Fast Women," which screened in the main competition at the…