Ramping up its distribution initiatives, Bob Yari's Yari Film Group has pegged an Aug. 18 rollout for its Edward Norton starrer "The Illusionist." Following its preem at Sundance this year, the pic…
Warner Bros. has tapped Kurt Sutter to make his feature directing debut on "In-Crime," a drama Sutter wrote about the Special Investigations Section of the LAPD.
Barbie's got a new home at Universal. The studio is taking over distributing Barbie DVDs from Lionsgate Entertainment, which ended its five-year partnership with Mattel last month.
VH1 is giving Flavor Flav a second chance at "Love." Perhaps because the first season of "Flavor of Love" didn't turn up a soul mate for the pint-sized rapper, cabler has greenlit production on a…
Courtney Love has finalized her deal to sell 25% of Kurt Cobain's songwriting copyrights to former Virgin Records exec Larry Mestel.
Douglas Buck is helming a remake of the Brian DePalma film "Sisters" with French thesp Lou Doillon joining Chloe Sevigny and Stephen Rea. No Remorse Pictures is producing.
Jeff Daniels will join Jon Heder and Diane Keaton in "Mama's Boy," the Warner Independent Pictures comedy that will be directed by Tim Hamilton. Hank Nelken wrote the script.
The Rhythm & Blues Foundation, which ran out of cash and musicians to honor, has revived its Pioneer Awards, honoring Chubby Checker ("The Twist"), the recently rediscovered Bettye LaVette, Barbara…
Lifetime has named former NBC U Television Studio cable exec Lucia Cottone VP of series development and current programming. Cottone, who will report to senior VP of original programming Maria…
Columbia Pictures has skedded "All the King's Men" to be released Sept. 22. Pic originally was slated for release Dec. 16, 2005.
Helmer Goran Dukic's "Wristcutters: A Love Story" won the top prize at the 11th annual Gen Art Film Festival in Gotham this week. Helmer received $10,000 prize as part of the honor. "Wristcutters" is…