Paramount Pictures and Nickelodeon Movies have homed in on Susan Orlean's New Yorker article "Little Wing," acquiring feature film rights for about $250,000.
Paradox Entertainment, which owns literary rights to Robert E. Howard's "Conan" character, has purchased the rest of the pulp-fiction scribe's library, some 800 other literary properties.
Former Nickelodeon prexy Albie Hecht is extending his new Worldwide Biggies production shingle into the crowded CG animated film market. Producer is pacting with Spanish animation house Ilion…
DreamWorks has acquired the novel "How Opal Mehta Got Kissed, Got Wild and Got a Life," with Contrafilm and Alloy Entertainment onboard to produce. Tome, to be published in April by Little, Brown…
DreamWorks is jamming with a comedy pic about the competitive world of air guitar. The studio has snapped up the Untitled Air Guitar project from writing team Ian Roberts and Jay Martel, with Steve…
Warner Bros. Pictures has hired scribe Rob Lieber to pen the first CG-animated feature resulting from the studio's pact with popular kids Web site NeoPets.
New Line has signed Wayne Wang to direct caper comedy "Lowlifes," with Donald De Line and Wendy Japhet producing. Patty Sullivan's script centers on a housewife who raises $250,000 to cover for her…
DreamWorks and Parkes/MacDonald Prods. have acquired the rights to Oscar-nominated documentary "The Life of Kevin Carter: Casualty of the Bang Bang Club." The producers will use the film and tap the…
Walden Media, Beacon Pictures and Revolution Studios are teaming to produce a "Narnia"-scale pic based on children's fantasy novel "The Water Horse," by British author Dick King-Smith. Robert Nelson…
Steve Buscemi will topline New Line's "We're the Millers," a comedy about a marijuana dealer trying to get out of the business after making one last score by smuggling 1,400 pounds of pot from Mexico.