"August: Osage County," the family drama by Tracy Letts currently previewing on Broadway, surprised no one by dominating Chicago's legit kudos, racking up six Joseph Jefferson Awards Monday night.
Sales and distribution outfit Lightning Entertainment has launched an expansion of operations via a $20 million fund for acquisitions and co-financing in the independent film arena.
Universal and New Line are joining the chorus of Hollywood players crying foul over the WGA's strike rules.
Lee Daniels will direct "Push," an independently financed adaptation of the bestselling novel by Sapphire (Ramona Lofton). Rocker Lenny Kravitz will make his feature-starring debut alongside…
Lionsgate has cut a $20 million pact with USA Network and its Sci Fi Channel sibling for smallscreen rights to a package of pics that includes "3:10 to Yuma," "Saw II" and "Good Luck Chuck." Pact is…
Andrew Meieran's Bureau of Moving Pictures has hired scribes for three projects, including "Incandescent," the story of the Edison-Tesla battle over their rival systems of electrical current.
Kopelson Entertainment has paid high six figures for "Upside/Down," a romantic comedy spec script by Susan Brightbill. Arnold and Anne Kopelson will produce.
Akira Kurosawa's 1958 action comedy "The Hidden Fortress" ("Kakushi toride no san-akunin") -- said to be the inspiration for "Star Wars" -- will be remade in Japan, producer and distrib Toho has…
The true story of how Swedish ambassador Harald Edelstam broke all the diplomatic rules to save innocent lives during the 1973 Chile coup, "The Black Pimpernel" is handsome but lacks real punch.
Purveyors of both Blu-ray and HD DVD have told the public to expect incredible things from their new technologies, which use players with far greater computer horsepower and discs with much more…
Robin Wright Penn, Julianne Moore and Wynona Ryder will star in drama-comedy "The Private Lives of Pippa Lee," produced by Elevation Filmworks and Plan B Entertainment.