ABC Entertainment has upped its top dealmaker, Jana Winograde, to exec VP of business affairs. Winograde was key in negotiating groundbreaking extended term and repurposing templates for ABC deals…
Dustin Hoffman has signed on to round out the cast of the Mandate Pictures comedy "Stranger Than Fiction," which stars Will Ferrell, Maggie Gyllenhaal, Emma Thompson and Queen Latifah.
Bestselling vidgame franchise "Halo" has taken its first major step toward the bigscreen, but without the studio system that has ruined so many of its brethren. Microsoft has quietly put the…
A new skirmish in the ongoing battle of the congloms has broken out, with Viacom-owned CBS asking for co-productions on many of its fall 2005 pilots -- much to the chagrin of Disney-owned Touchstone…
In just its third year, the annual Night Before party, held at the Beverly Hills Hotel on Oscars eve, has become one of the most sought-after tickets in Hollywood. This year's edition has so far…
Indie distributor Wellspring has pacted with Court TV to snap up the Sundance world competish docu "Unknown White Male."
One of the first decisions Leslie Moonves made when he came to CBS was to pick up "JAG" from NBC, which had canceled the military drama because it didn't skew young. Now, almost a decade later…
"Kiki's Delivery Service," a Japanese series of books that was turned into a hit film by Oscar-winning animation helmer Hayao Miyazaki ("Spirited Away"), is becoming an English-language film at Walt…
Walt Disney Pictures has combined two pitches into a single pic project about sea creatures that help protect American forces.
The 21st installment of the James Bond franchise, which Martin Campbell will direct, now has a name -- "Casino Royale" -- and is slated for release in 2006, MGM announced Thursday.