Andrew Given has been upped to senior vice president of physical production for Universal Pictures. Given, who has served as VP of physical production at the studio since November 1995, will report…
Phoenix/Rehme Prods (a joint venture between Phoenix Pictures and Rehme Prods) has acquired the rights to develop and produce "Deacons of Defense," a fact-based docudrama about a secretive black…
EXCLUSIVEDirector Michael Mann has set Al Pacino and Russell Crowe to star in an untitled film based on the true story of tobacco exec-turned-whistleblower Jeffrey Wigand and his relationship with…
Independent sales and production entity Image Organization has snapped up the spec script "Table for One," from writer-director Ron Senkowski ("Let's Kill all the Lawyers") for a low-six figures.
The Los Angeles Independent Film Festival has introduced an initiative that will directly assist at least three features annually and provide support for dozens of other projects.
January was "Titanic." The first 31 days of 1998 steamed to a record $674.2 million, shattering the prior record set last year by 30%.
EXCLUSIVEIRS Media co-founder Daniel Raskov has formed a Bay Area production and finance company, Golden Gate Entertainment, backed by a Silicon Valley-based investment fund.
Bette Midler is in talks to play "Valley of the Dolls" author Jacqueline Susann, and Nathan Lane is in talks to play her husband and manager Irving Mansfield in "Isn't She Great," a Paul…
The Cinema Audio Society on Monday announced nominations for outstanding achievement in sound mixing in movies and television.
Kirk Douglas has been named recipient of the USC School of Cinema-Television's Steven J. Ross/Time Warner Award, a recognition created to honor an individual who has made important contributions to…
Stockard Channing has signed for two starring roles. She's signed to play the aunt of Sandra Bullock and Nicole Kidman in "Practical Magic," the Warner Bros. adaptation of the Alice Hoffman novel…