As a barometer of the B.O. low pervading much of Europe, "Miss Congeniality" reigned in Germany for the fourth straight week, untroubled by rookies "Valentine" and Gallic import "The Crimson Rivers,"…
A vast, three-day media junket for "Lord of the Rings," including a 20-minute screening of footage and climaxing May 13 in a party at a "top-secret" chateau location -- known to all the Cannes locals…
If there's one company that could be called "the studio of summer," it's 20th Century Fox. Over the past six years, nearly 50% of Fox's annual box office take has come between Memorial Day and Labor…
Disney's interpretation of the "date which will live in infamy" is fact-based -- but not necessarily factual.
Michael Eisner was never comfortable with mega-budget pics like "Armageddon" in 1998, so he was in no mood to greenlight the $180 million pricetag for "Pearl Harbor" -- even if it did come with the…
It's J. Lo-a-go-go at Columbia Pictures. Jennifer Lopez, who is lensing Col's "Enough" for helmer Michael Apted, is now close to another Columbia deal: The actress will star as an FBI agent in the…
Writer/director Andrew Gurland has sold his pitch "Black and Blue" to Paramount-based Scott Rudin Prods in a deal worth $500,000. Gurland is also aboard to direct.
Robert Zemeckis and Jack Rapke's DreamWorks-based Image Movers has inked a deal with scribe Robert Kuhn ("Mickey Blue Eyes") to pen a script for mid-six against seven figures, with Luke Greenfield…
In a divisional restructuring, Nick Meyer and Sergei Yershov have been appointed co-presidents of Lions Gate Films Intl., the international sales division of Lions Gate Films.
Laura Linney, Steve Buscemi and Christina Ricci have signed up to headline the ensemble cast of Good Machine/HBO Films' drama "The Laramie Project" for director Moises Kaufman.