In an unusual marketing deal struck by UTA, Loews Cineplex has begun promoting a range of Universal Records releases in all Magic Johnson Theatre locations.
Gary Busey and Sally Kirkland will star in the under-$1 million indie "Thank You, Good Night," to be directed and financed by dotcommer turned filmmaker Chuck Griffith.
The Walt Disney Co. has enlisted Adam Kulakow to adapt and update "Escape to Witch Mountain," from the 1975 Disney pic of the same name. Kulakow will be paid low- against mid-six figures for his…
Wind Dancer Films has paid mid-six figures to acquire the romantic comedy pitch "Forever and a Day" through their discretionary development fund with Winchester Films.
In a deal to be worth high-six figures against $1.5 million, Bill Mechanic's Pandemonium is preemptively in final negotiations to take the film rights to "Fire," a work-in-progress from Sebastian…
Jon Shiffman has been appointed to the newly created post of chief financial officer for financing, distribution and production entity Myriad Pictures.
Daniel Salzman and John Kasselakis have sold their spec "Infidel" to Miramax Films, with Antonio Banderas' Green Moon Prods. in final negotiations to produce and Banderas to star. Pic is a spy…
Melissa Carter has sold her romantic comedy spec "Little Black Book" to Revolution Studios, with Julia Roberts and Deb Schindler's Shoelace Prods. to produce along with William Sherak and Jason…
Linda Fiorentino was sued Tuesday by German producer Art Oko Film, which claims that the actress' prima donna conduct led to the demise of the Georgia O'Keefe biopic "Till the End of Time."
Danish director Lars von Trier's new $9 million feature, "Dogville," will shoot after any U.S. writers and actors strikes, as thesp Nicole Kidman is too busy with "The Hour" to meet the pic's…
Distant Horizon has acquired worldwide distribution rights to Kiyoshi Kurosawa's "Kairo" from Japan's Daiei Co. Pic will premiere in the Un Certain Regard category at the Cannes Film Festival.