Driven by glowing word of mouth and the massive media hype, "Borat" continues to do boffo biz in Europe.
Deals are still shaking out from the American Film Market, which wrapped Wednesday. Constantin Film has picked up German rights to Scarlett Johansson starrer "Mary Queen of Scots" from 2929 Intl…
"To sum it up, comedy is king," says an emphatic Tom Sherak. The respected marketing and distribution maven -- and Revolution Studios partner -- should know as well as anyone. His shingle recently…
Fleshing out a cast that already included leading man Ben Stiller, and supporting work from Owen Wilson, Ricky Gervais, Robin Williams and Steve Coogan, helmer Shawn Levy didn't want a "Dick Van Dyke…
Mandate Pictures has hired creative exec Nicole Brown as VP production to oversee and manage the company's creative department.
In New York: Had lunch last week with Elton John, wearing what looked to be about half of Britain's Crown Jewels. Actually, his "bling" consisted of only a wristwatch, a necklace, an earring, and a…
Virgin Comics, the publishing company bankrolled by Richard Branson, is adapting "The Sadhu" for the bigscreen as a starring vehicle for Nicolas Cage.
Sacha Baron Cohen has firmed plans to follow "Borat" with some barbering in "Sweeney Todd," the screen version of the Stephen Sondheim musical Tim Burton will shoot for DreamWorks and Warner Bros.
New Line has bought an untitled comedy pitch about female relationships from writer/director Rob McKittrick for mid-six figures against low seven figures and set the project up with Contrafilm and…
Move over, Ari Gold, Diane is back in town. Hollywood agents rarely get ahead by being gentle negotiators, but the fierce wheeler-dealer played by Julie White in "The Little Dog Laughed" has all the…
Mentor L.A. will honor Tom Cruise at a fund-raiser chaired by Megan and Peter Chernin March 22 on the Fox lot. The nonprofit org aids schools in L.A.'s poorest communities, primarily through…