With the big-money sale of his first screenplay, Portland, Ore., DJ Michael Rich has gone from drive-time to big time: Sony Pictures has snapped up his spec "Finding Forrester" for producer Lawrence…
Nick Moran, currently thrilling U.K. audiences in the tyro gangster pic "Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels," will next star in the crime drama "New Blood," alongside John Hurt.
Ray Clark's cabinet shop had been considered Liberty, S.C.'s "little shop of horrors" until Morgan Creek Prods. gave it a movie makeover for its pic, "Chill Factor."
Working Title Films is planning to revisit the Swinging Sixties with a lavish adaptation of Richard Neville's memoir "Hippie Hippie Shake."
Thanks largely to foreign exhibitors, Argentina should have 1,000 screens by the end of next year, industryites now project.
Spyglass Entertainment, the new Disney-based distrib and production company run by former Caravan chief Roger Birnbaum and former Morgan Creek exec Gary Barber, has set up a $250 million financing…
Sean Connery and Rhonda Tollefson's Fountainbridge Films has struck a three-picture deal with Intermedia. Connery is likely to star in all three projects.
The voracious Buena Vista Intl. has nabbed international rights to yet another high-profile indie picture, Lakeshore Entertainment's "Runaway Bride."
New Line Cinema is in final talks to ink Tom Cruise for a role in helmer Paul Thomas Anderson's next project, "Magnolia," which will also feature much of the ensemble cast of Anderson's previous pic…
The Brooklyn Academy of Music will open its arthouse multiplex Nov. 13.
Richard H. Berger, longtime movie, TV and theatrical producer and theater founder, died Oct. 8 of natural causes at his home in Los Angeles. He was 94. Berger, whose forte was producing book…