Bel Air Entertainment has hired film scribe Leslie Dixon to write the screenplay for "Pay It Forward," based on the upcoming Simon & Schuster novel by Catherine Ryan Hyde about family dysfunction.
New Line Cinema has upped Mary Donovan to executive vice president, publicity and promotions.
October Films has acquired French director Eric Rohmer's "Autumn Tale," which nabbed the best original screenplay award at the Venice Film Festival and is featured in the Toronto and New York fests.
Sam L. Grogg has been named dean of the American Film Institute's prestigious Center for Advanced Film and Television Studies, better known as the AFI Conservatory.
A shorter, tighter and "more coherent" 42nd London Film Festival, per topper Adrian Wootton, opens Nov. 5 with the international preem of Miramax's "Little Voice" and closes Nov. 19 with "Bulworth,"…
As grosses plateau on Miramax's arthouse fare and Harvey Weinstein ventures into the terra incognita of Tina Brown magazines and potential TV shows, the dependable mainstay for the company has become…
Peter Henton, the former VP of production for Showscan, has launched his own company, Dover Films, Inc, which will specialize in creating large format films primarily for location-based entertainment…
A refreshingly light pic, "2 Seconds" is a reasonably engaging portrait of a mountain bike racer in the throes of a midlife crisis. The main attraction of this rather slim piece of filmmaking is a…
Eddie Murphy is set to star in Castle Rock's futuristic action comedy "Pluto Nash," playing a lunar colonist who fights for the space settlement's freedom. Warner Bros. will distrib the pic, which…
Moving swiftly to prevent overruns on its first major production, the Johnny Depp-starrer "The Ninth Gate," Artisan Entertainment, together with completion bond provider Intl. Film Guarantors, has…
Universal and Imagine Films have landed "How the Grinch Stole Christmas" for a live-action feature. Ron Howard will helm with Jim Carrey attached to star, sources say.