Columbia Pictures has acquired comic pitch "Mythological Veterinarian," with Andrew Kurtzman to script and Jimmy Miller to produce.
Miramax Films has closed a deal to develop a movie from "This Strange Thing Called Prom," a Brooke Hauser article published in the June 22 edition of the New York Times.
The Alma and Alfred Hitchcock Foundation has donated $500,000 to USC's School of Cinematic Arts to fund construction of the school's educational and production complex.
The market share for domestic films in Norway hit a record 26% during the first six months of the year.
Alcon Entertainment has acquired "Substitution," a spec script written by Ian Shorr. Alcon will develop the project, which will be distributed by Warner Bros.
Jay Phillips is calling in from his native D.C., where his parents still live and the oldest of his three sons attends Duke Ellington High School. He's explaining how a shy kid from the neighborhood…
Arriving in Los Angeles in 2004, Paul Rust immediately began brushing up his improv skills at the Upright Citizens Bridgade Theater and shooting a slew of shorts.
In what will be his first job since the blockbuster "Iron Man," Robert Downey Jr. is set to star in "Sherlock Holmes," the drama that Guy Ritchie will direct for Warner Bros.
ASCAP has selected 12 aspiring composers to participate in the 20th annual ASCAP Television and Film Scoring Workshop. Richard Bellis will helm the monthlong program.
Variety asks ASCAP Award- and Emmy-winning composer John Debney about his faves and peeves.