Twentieth Century Fox is attempting to raise from the archives Robert Aldrich's 1965 survival thriller "The Flight of the Phoenix." Tom Rothman's Fox film division has struck a deal to develop a…
Mike Leigh, Walter Bernstein and Horton Foote on Wednesday won the top Humanitas Prizes, which honors writers for effectively communicating human values in their scripts.
New York-based arthouse distributor Kino Intl. has acquired all North American rights to two films by "Chungking Express" helmer Wong Kar-wai.
Mark Canton's life is one long string of ironies.
If you needed any further proof that history itself has become a commodity, consider that Sony Pictures Studios currently is selling off the last remaining authentic MGM Studios Moviolas at $300 a…
Banner Entertainment has purchased John August's spec script "Go!" for a low six-figure sum.
Warner Bros. picked up the spec "The Road Home" from Houston playwright Tom Vaughan for an undisclosed sum. Matthew McConaughey and his partner Gus Gustawes are expected to produce the property…
Todd Berger, a literary agent at William Morris, has left the agency to team with manager-producer Jeff Graup. Together, they've formed Giant Step Entertainment, a management and production company…
Canadian filmmaker Atom Egoyan's "The Sweet Hereafter" will open the 22nd annual Toronto Intl. Film Festival, which runs Sept. 4-13.
An 8-1/2-year legal battle between Sony Pictures Entertainment and the producer of the feature pic "Return From the River Kwai" is due to go to trial in New York federal court Monday.
Legit director Mike Ockrent has inked a two-year, first-look deal with Warner Bros. to direct feature musicals, execs said Tuesday. The British-born helmer does not have a specific project in the…