Sony-based Centropolis Entertainment has paid six figures for the rights to Elizabeth Gilbert's forthcoming GQ article "The Sting," about the real-life experiences of indie film producer George…
Steve Oedekerk, the comic writer behind such pics as "The Nutty Professor," will be making the rounds at next week's AFM with a trio of films in various stages of development, all budgeted in the $10…
Deep pockets. Flashy logos. High-powered execs. For a startup indie, what's wrong with this picture? As USA Films -- the amalgam of Gramercy, October, Polygram and certain properties of Propaganda…
While Artisan Entertainment has kept mum on the identity of the "Blair Witch 2" writing team, the writer who'll do the final production polish is now known: Jon Bodenkamp.
Fresh from a best director Oscar nomination for "The Insider," Michael Mann's name has surfaced in several high-profile projects as he figures out which feature to do next.
Warner Bros. has acquired the comedy script "Word" by Joe Ide in a low-six against mid-six figure deal. Paul Hall will produce the film under his Hallway Pictures banner, which has a two-year…
Arnold Schwarzenegger will join the Oscar 2000 team of presenters.
Zeitgeist Films has picked up domestic rights to Francois Ozon's "Water Drops on Burning Rocks" and Icelandic helmer Hrafn Gunnlauggson's "Witchcraft" at the Berlin Film Festival.
Yahoo's first online film fest has unveiled its slate of feature pics and shorts, topped by recent Ifilm acquisition "The Sadness of Sex," helmed by Rupert Wainwright of "Stigmata."
FilmFour has committed to back the feature film "The Emperor's New Clothes," to be produced by Uberto Pasolini's ("The Full Monty") Redwave Films, and to be directed by Alan Taylor ("Palookaville").