MGM has tapped veteran exec Dan Kolsrud to the newly created post of exec VP, worldwide theatrical physical production.
Columbia and "Spider-Man" director Sam Raimi are reuniting on "The Given Day," an adaptation of an upcoming novel by Dennis Lehane. Columbia has acquired the novel, and Raimi will develop it to…
Todd Wagner and Mark Cuban's 2929 Prods. has preemptively optioned rights to "Serena," the newest novel by Ron Rash, which HarperCollins subsid Ecco will release this fall.
Producer Nick Wechsler has optioned screen rights to "Throttle," a 60-page novella written by father-son authors Stephen King and Joe Hill.
Once the Tony ceremony is over, legiters have a choice: celebrate (or drown your sorrows) at the official Tony party at Rockefeller Center or attend shindigs thrown by the producers of individual…
Paralysis is fast setting in. Just as the scripted TV biz was starting to get out from under the upheaval caused by the writers strike, the threat of a work stoppage by actors has studios and nets…
Former New Line toppers Robert Shaye and Michael Lynne have signed a first-look deal with Warner Bros., four months after the studio announced massive staff cuts at New Line.
The Gauteng Film Commission has expressed its concern about a "unilateral" increase in the permit tariff charged for filming on public roads in Johannesburg that was announced by city authorities…
Danish duo Thomas Glud and Lars Wass' "Getting Out" (Vaek fra spajald), about a teenager's shot at TV fame, won the C$5,000 ($4,880) audience award at the 14th Worldwide Short Film Festival on Sunday…
The Melbourne Intl. Film Festival will open July 25 with "Not Quite Hollywood," a local documentary that received coin from the fest's Premiere Fund launched a year ago.
Featuring the main market in the U.S. dedicated to Brazilian pics, the 12th edition of the Brazilian Film Festival in Miami (Braff Miami) wrapped June 7 with Mauro Lima's "My Name Ain't Johnny"…