Robert Duvall, whose personally financed "The Apostle" was a big hit at the Toronto Film Festival, will head back to his thespian roots with a leading role in "A Civil Action" for Touchstone…
Miramax Films has shelled out $400,000 against a high-six-figure sum for rookie scribes Ceridwen Morris and Alexandra Valenti's spec script "So Shoot Me," with Diane Keaton, Cathy Konrad and Bill…
Macedonian helmer Milcho Manchevski --- whose "Before the Rain" garnered a Gold Lion award at the 1994 Venice film fest, as well as a best foreign-language film Oscar nomination --- is set to direct…
Former shopping cart wrangler Darren Lemke has sold his third pitch since coming to town in May, to 20th Century Fox for JD Prods.' Jane Hamsher and Don Murphy to produce.
Cinergi Pictures Entertainment decided to sell its major assets and return the remaining cash to shareholders after unsuccessfully trying to sell itself to Walt Disney Co., Phoenix Pictures and New…
The Sundance Institute and the Producers Club of Maryland have created a fellowship to help directors from the Sundance labs bring their projects to the bigscreen. The annual $10,000 fellowship will…
Trimark Pictures has acquired all North American rights to Wayne Wang's "Chinese Box," which screened at this year's Venice and Toronto film festivals.
Laurence Fishburne is going back to the future. The actor, who recently appeared in the space thriller "Event Horizon," is near a deal to star opposite Keanu Reeves in Warner Bros.' sci-fi pic…
Studio development execs and producers were buzzing Thursday about "Crisis in the Hot Zone" scribe Richard Preston's book "Cobra Event," which is drawing seven-figure bids from all over town.
On the heels of Chriss Williams' $10,000 directors prize Wednesday in the inaugural Gordon Parks Independent Film Awards, acquisitions execs were taking a serious look at his feature "Asbury Park,"…