Paramount Pictures has hired "X-Men" scribe David Hayter to adapt "Black Monday," Bob Reiss' novel about a catastrophic virus that destroys the world's oil supply. Tom Jacobson is producing.
Warner Bros. has upped Simon Kenny to prexy of the studio's newly formed Digital Distribution unit, where he'll oversee the studio's worldwide digital strategy.
Paramount and parent company Viacom were hashing out late Thursday the final points of a sale of the DreamWorks library to Soros Fund Management for about $900 million.
Bruno Campos has left the NBC drama pilot from Chris Sheridan, immediately sliding into the lead role on Fox's "The Wedding Album." Also Thursday, "In Justice" star Jason O'Mara has been added to the…
Neil Young and Jonathan Demme swapped filmmaking anecdotes and praise for each other's talents Thursday at the first full day of the SXSW Music Festival.
Weinstein Co. genre arm Dimension Films has acquired tyro scribe Scott Milam's script "Wichita" for "Saw 2" helmer Darren Lynn Bousman to direct.
Choosing to stay in the family, Ron Meyer has upped Marc Shmuger to chairman and has tapped Focus co-president David Linde as co-chairman of Universal Pictures.
While elements of daytime have returned to the go-go '80s -- Rick Springfield is back on "General Hospital" -- the days of watching soaps in the traditional sense are long gone.
The Weinstein Co. has picked up domestic rights to Bold Films' "Bobby," the drama directed by Emilio Estevez about the night Bobby Kennedy was assassinated at L.A.'s Ambassador Hotel in 1968.