Maggie Gyllenhaal will star opposite Will Ferrell in "Stranger Than Fiction," a Marc Forster-directed comedy Zach Helm has scripted for Mandate Pictures. Shooting begins in April.
Pushing to get back the thousands of viewers who deserted the network in 2004, BBC America has doubled its programming budget and hired former Comedy Central exec Kathryn Mitchell as general manager…
Syndie access shows saw ratings rise while daytime shows fell during the week of Jan. 3-9, reversing the previous week's trend, as kids returned to school after the holiday vacation.
Jim Kehoe's Squat Thrust Pictures, along with Corey May and Michael Dooma Wendschuh's Sekretagent Prods., are set to produce "The Matchbreaker."
Indie shingle Strand Releasing has picked up North American rights to "Tony Takitani," set to make its Stateside debut at the Sundance Film Festival on Sunday.
Two-time Palme d'Or winner Emir Kusturica will head the jury at the 58th Cannes Film Festival. Fest runs May 11-22.
Los Angeles County saw solid levels of off-lot film production in December, up 19% from a year ago, while TV production remained on a hot pace, fueled by reality TV.
UPN is teaming up with Joel Silver for a dramatic look at young Hollywood, while Fox has given the final go-ahead to Chris Brancato and Bert Salke's "Murder Book."
Two years after shunning Michael Moore's "Bowling for Columbine," the Directors Guild of America has tapped his "Fahrenheit 9/11" as a finalist for its documentary award.
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Lucy1Daily:$3.2M Cumulative:$61.3M Universal Pictures -13.60%
Hercules2Daily:$2.1M Cumulative:$41.6M Paramount Pictures -19.10%
Dawn of The Planet of The Apes
Dawn of The Planet of The Apes3Daily:$1.6M Cumulative:$180.6M Fox -12.84%