New Line Cinema has reached a $350 million deal with the Royal Bank of Scotland to co-finance about 20 films for the minimajor over the next two years, including 2007 releases "Hairspray," "Rush Hour…
The Irish Film Board has appointed Andrew Meehan as development executive, working directly with chief exec Simon Perry.
Colin Hanks, Billy Burke, Joseph Cross and Mary Beth Hurt have joined the cast of Lakeshore Entertainment's thriller "Untraceable," starring Diane Lane.
Romance, creativity, subterfuge and repartee are among the pleasures to be had in "Moliere," a consistently diverting, bittersweet costumer about what might have transpired during an early gap in the…
Producer Scott Rudin has made a first-look deal with Craig Perry, who produced films including the "American Pie" and "Final Destination" series for Rudin's company.
Cable TV loves Will Smith, and depending on the final domestic box office gross of his latest hit "The Pursuit of Happyness," Turner's TNT and TBS could end up paying upward of $30 million for the…
DreamWorks has acquired spec script "Gullible's Travels," a sci-fi comedy penned by Ron Friedman and Steve Bencich ("Open Season"), and set up the project with Bob Cooper's Landscape Entertainment.
The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences will host the Foreign Language Film Award Nominees Symposium featuring filmmakers Guillermo del Toro (Mexico's "Pan's Labyrinth"), Deepa Mehta…
It's hard to imagine making a sequel to "The Departed," considering almost every character is killed off. But that's not stopping "Departed" scribe William Monahan from trying. He's even tossed about…
Sidney Sheldon, who won awards in three careers -- Broadway theater, movies, television -- then at age 50 turned to writing bestselling novels about stalwart women who triumph in a hostile world of…