Miami-based Venevision Intl. has acquired U.S. TV rights to 25 movies from Spanish sales and distribution com-pany Sogepaq. Deal was the most eye-catching to be closed at Madrid's first Spanish Film…
The screenwriters of the original "When a Stranger Calls" have sued Sony over allegedly being cut out of the development and profit participation in the studio's recent remake of the horror-thriller.
Dan Fogler will join Dane Cook and Jessica Alba in the Lionsgate comedy "Good Luck Chuck." Mark Helfrich is directing. Fogler, who won a Tony for his role in "The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling…
Chilean helmer Jorge Olguin is directing the Mayhem Project's horror pic "Clock Tower," based on the Japanese vidgame franchise. Production is slated to begin this fall. Mayhem Project chairman-CEO…
Disney has postponed the start of its gridiron comedy "The Game Plan," after Dwayne "the Rock" Johnson ruptured his Achilles tendon rehearsing for his role as a pro quarterback. Johnson will undergo…
Fox has decided it's time for a "Change," buying Ryan Jaffe's comedy pitch and setting it up with Guy Walks Into a Bar partners Jon Berg and Todd Komarnicki. Story centers on a selfish man who has…
In a move of corporate synergy, IFC Films and its Rainbow Media sister Fuse, the music net, are teaming up to release Lou Pepe and Keith Fulton's punk rock epic "Brothers of the Head."
Participant Prods. will co-finance "The Crusaders," New Line's drama about the landmark 1954 Brown v. Board of Education case, with Bob Cooper and Participant prexy Ricky Strauss producing.
The 55th Melbourne Film Festival will close with "Suburban Mayhem" -- but the July 26 opener is being kept a strict secret. "Cinema seems to infiltrate our lives so much, I often wonder whether it's…
Having already been selected for the Munich fest, Richard Linklater's "A Scanner Darkly" will also screen during the Fantasy Filmfest, which will tour German cities from July 18 to Aug. 16.
Few grown men get as fired up about princesses and fairies as Andy Mooney, chief of Walt Disney consumer products. Disney's consumer products division was once a magic kingdom. But the unit fell off…