New Line has made a preemptive purchase of Kara Holden's untitled romantic comedy pitch for high six figures against seven figures and set it up with ContraFilm's Beau Flynn and Tripp Vinson.
Paramount Pictures has snapped up scribe Kurt Sutter's pitch "Inland Saints" for Joel Schumacher to direct and Lorenzo di Bonaventura to produce.
Ashley Judd is in negotiations to join the cast of writer-director Wayne Kramer's ensemble immigration drama "Crossing Over" for the Weinstein Co. Already starring are Harrison Ford, Ray Liotta, Sean…
Chris Columbus is lining up to direct and produce author Rick Riordan's fantasy tome "The Lightning Thief" for Fox 2000 through his 1492 Pictures banner. Maverick's Greg Mooradian and Karen Rosenfelt…
The government-backed Queensland Events Corp. is ramping up a pan-Asian awards night celebrating pics from more than 60 countries. The inaugural Asia Pacific Screen Awards on Queensland's Gold Coast…
One of cinema's most esteemed growth areas is given a glowing and precise appraisal in the entertaining docu "Iran: A Cinematographic Revolution." Produced for French television, pic looks to the…
Two more French titles have secured Cannes berths. Catherine Deneuve starrer "Apres lui," widely tipped for a slot in the festival's official selection, will finally screen in Directors Fortnight…
Canada's format specialist Distraction inked a deal in Cannes to distribute "Erotic Star," a burlesque pole dancing talent show format from Erotic Star Prods. in Australia.
Italy's RAI has concluded several deals for its two high-profile minis, "Caravaggio" and "War and Peace." Latin America and Scandinavia have signed on for both.
Sharks are navigating their way back to Discovery. Canada's Exploration Production is readying "Shark Family," a one-hour high-def pilot about a family whose life work is studying the fearsome…
John Malone's Starz has bought exclusive pay-TV rights to three movies from the Weinstein Co.: "Grindhouse," "Scary Movie 4" and the Dixie Chicks' docu "Shut Up & Sing." The deal is Exhibit A in how…