Scheduling battles between studio execs and theater owners are a weekly occurrence, but a particularly heated standoff in the high-profile Westwood market this week had even jaded distribution…
Artisan Entertainment has licensed the rights to a four-film package from producer Jeremy Thomas that includes "The Last Emperor."
In a pre-emptive fastbreak, Warner Bros. has acquired "Juwanna Mann," a broad comedy pitch by Bradley Allenstein to be produced by Bill Gerber and Steve Oedekerk.
Who says write men can't jump? In potentially the highest-paying scripter deal ever, Brandon Camp and Mike Thompson, two writers who've yet to have a screenplay produced, have restructured their…
Rules for next year's Oscars are being distributed this week to the 5,460 voting members of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences.
Gov. Pete Wilson has signed into law a statute prohibiting the use of premature infants in film and TV productions. This comes in response to concerns that some producers were using premature babies…
Elmer Bernstein will score the Barry Sonnenfeld Warner Bros. film "Wild Wild West," marking the 205th film score for the Oscar and Emmy winner.
"Snake Eyes" is snakebit. After a razzle-dazzle opening, this hyperactive thriller about a corrupt cop's investigation of an assassination devolves into a mere excuse for a stylistic exercise by…
Maysville Pictures, the Warner Bros.-based production company for George Clooney and Robert Lawrence, has signed three execs -- senior VP of production Ben Cosgrove, VP of TV development Pam Oas…
Myriad Pictures has acquired North American rights to the German comedy "Knockin' on Heaven's Door," starring Til Schweiger.
Tim Hill, who has an overall deal in animation at Disney, will make his feature helming debut with "Muppets in Space" for the Jim Henson Co. and Columbia Pictures.