Phoenix/Rehme Prods (a joint venture between Phoenix Pictures and Rehme Prods) has acquired the rights to develop and produce "Deacons of Defense," a fact-based docudrama about a secretive black…
EXCLUSIVEDirector Michael Mann has set Al Pacino and Russell Crowe to star in an untitled film based on the true story of tobacco exec-turned-whistleblower Jeffrey Wigand and his relationship with…
Independent sales and production entity Image Organization has snapped up the spec script "Table for One," from writer-director Ron Senkowski ("Let's Kill all the Lawyers") for a low-six figures.
The Los Angeles Independent Film Festival has introduced an initiative that will directly assist at least three features annually and provide support for dozens of other projects.
January was "Titanic." The first 31 days of 1998 steamed to a record $674.2 million, shattering the prior record set last year by 30%.
There's a decent idea for a thriller rattling around inside "Johnny Skidmarks," a classic noir wannabe starring Peter Gallagher as a freelance crime scene photog and Frances McDormand as a recovering…
Newcomer Rick Yune will join Ethan Hawke in the Ron Bass-scripted adaptation of "Snow Falling on Cedars."
Sony Pictures Classics has acquired U.S. rights to "Character," the Netherlands' entry for best foreign-language film Oscar.
Moonstone Entertainment president Etchie Stroh has created a domestic distribution label, Prestige Entertainment, to handle the U.S. releases of certain Moonstone productions.
After co-starring roles in the two "Scream" franchise features, actress Courteney Cox has become an expert at making full use of her off-time from NBC series "Friends." Cox now is set to join Kenneth…
DreamWorks has shifted the opening dates of two of its most promising 1998 releases, the Steven Spielberg-helmed "Saving Private Ryan" and the animated biblical epic "The Prince of Egypt."