Freshman writing-directing team Drew Daywalt and David Schneider are set to helm the youth-market heist comedy "Stark Raving Mad" for producer John Baldecchi at Lawrence Bender Prods.
Beacon Pictures has acquired "In a Dark Wood," a pitch from writers Gregg Chabot and Kevin Peterka. "Wood" is inspired by a book of the same name written by Michael Cadnum, also optioned by Beacon.
Seventh Art Releasing has picked up rights to underground rave pic "Better Living Through Circuitry," directed by John Reiss ("Cleopatra's Second Husband") and produced by Brian McNelis of L.A.-based…
Bob Dickinson will return for a 13th stint as lighting designer for this year's Oscar telecast, show producers Richard D. Zanuck and Lili Fini Zanuck announced Thursday.
Roman Polanski, in partnership with French producer Robert Benmussa, has acquired film rights to Wladyslaw Szpilman's autobiographical bestseller "The Pianist."
Par specialized division Paramount Classics has inked an exclusive distribution deal with Total Film Group.
The University of Southern California has bestowed its 12th annual Scripter Award on "The Hurricane," honoring the pic as the year's best film adaptation of a book.
The holiday box office race saw kids and adults tugging different ends of the same drumstick, as younger-skewing pics battled a slew of films aimed squarely at parents. The irony: teen pic "Deuce…
The sixth annual Slamdance Film Festival has selected "South of Heaven, West of Hell," Dwight Yoakam's directorial debut, as its closing night film.
Gay and lesbian org Outfest, founder of Los Angeles' largest film fest, has unveiled its 2000 slate of pic screenings and events.