Sony Pictures Classics is back in business with David Mamet, who will direct his original screenplay "Redbelt," which is set in the Jiu-Jitsu fight world of West Los Angeles.
Former Universal exec Randy Greenberg has acquired feature rights to Dr. Irene Kassorla's biography "Miracle at Springfield Hospital" and hired Nancy Hendrickson to adapt.
New Line's getting involved with "The Latin Lover," buying a comedy pitch from Spanish movie star Santiago Segura and setting it up at Benderspink.
Satellite broadcaster Wowow will make a new slate of pics under the Wowow Films label, the company announced Thursday in Tokyo. Wowow has long been putting coin into theatrical pics, but will now…
Shoreline Entertainment has bought the 2,000-title Worldvision Cinema library, which features a mix of genre and classics such as "The 39 Steps," "His Girl Friday," "The Outlaw" and "Little Shop of…
Peace Arch has hired industry veteran Julie Sultan as exec VP of international theatrical film sales. Sultan will report to Kevin Byles, prexy of international distribution.
From the Army Archerd Archive: Good morning. Italy sent us Sophia Loren, so Esther Williams says she's going to Italy -- for "The Islanders," and then later "Move Over Darling."
Thai censors have demanded that three scenes be cut from arthouse pic "Syndromes and a Century" before it's allowed for theatrical release on Thursday.
Six new wide releases will careen into multiplexes this weekend, making for an uncharacteristically crowded mid-April frame as companies try to avoid competing with the blockbuster summer sequels…
The nominating committee for the Tony Awards will consider Tom Stoppard's three-play trilogy "The Coast of Utopia" as a single candidate for play kudos.
Despite some effective self-regulation since 2000, the movie, music and videogame industries continue to market violent content in ways that are easily seen by kids, a Federal Trade Commission report…