Lions Gate Releasing has acquired North American rights to Laguna Entertainment's ski and sex comedy "Friends & Lovers" for a low seven figures, including a theatrical P&A guarantee.
Alliance Pictures has greenlit three new independent film productions, "New Waterford Girls," "The Life Before This" and "The Five Senses," all of which will lens in Canada this fall.
A quirky little indie about a young man's quest for personal redemption, "Reach the Rock" offers an intriguing premise and a few laughs but ultimately falls well short of the goals it sets for…
In one of the more lucrative material buys made by Dimension Films, the Miramax division has paid a high six-figure against low seven-figure sum for scribe Ehren Kruger's action spec script "Reindeer…
Andrew Vajna's comedy "Out of Order" will have its U.S. premiere during the 2nd annual Hungarian Film Festival of Los Angeles, which begins today and ends Oct. 22.
While studios claim to be enforcing the $20 million barrier for star salaries, A-list actresses finally seem to be catching up to their male counterparts. Jodie Foster is expected to receive $15…
Tara Reid and Jerry O'Connell have taken the leads in "Jello Shots," joining Brad Rowe, Sean Patrick Flannery and Amanda Peet in the drama for New Line.
Harry J. Lennix has been cast in the film version of William Shakespeare's "Titus Andronicus," which begins filming in Rome this fall and stars Anthony Hopkins and Jessica Lange.
Looking to add an industry heavyweight to its distribution department, Miramax Films is in talks with former Paramount vice chairman Barry London to take a newly created high-level post at the…
Jazz vocalist Betty Carter died Sept. 26 at her home in Brooklyn from complications due to pancreatic cancer. She was 69. Carter, born in Flint, Mich., in 1929, began her career at 16, performing…
Mandalay has paid low- against mid-six figures for the spec script "Heaven's Staircase," described as an epic romance that will be developed as a vehicle for Michelle Pfeiffer. Via Rosa, the company…