Mark Richard has sold his spec script "Ice at the Bottom of the World" to producer Ron Broadway of Palm Avenue Pictures for an undisclosed sum.
A boom in film production not backed by main government funder Film Finance Corp. is gathering speed Down Under.
Polygram Filmed Entertainment is predicting that cash flow from its new film releases will triple between 1999 and 2002 to $310 million, as the full benefits of Polygram's newly established…
Call it a case of friendly fire ... or one film getting monstered by another from the same distributor.
Morgan Freeman will reprise his role as Dr. Alex Cross in "Along Came a Spider," the prequel to Paramount Pictures' 1997 sleeper hit "Kiss the Girls."
Rapper/actor LL Cool J ("Halloween: H20") and thesp Michael Rapaport ("Copland") have joined the cast of "Deep Blue Sea," helmed by Renny Harlin.
Veteran producer Pierre David will become chairman of WIN Ventures, an outgrowth of the World Intl. Network.
Steven Reuther's Bel Air Entertainment has picked up feature film rights for first-time novelist Catherine Ryan Hyde's "Pay It Forward" for a six-figure fee.
Actress Sarah Silverman ("There's Something About Mary") has joined "Ballbusted," the Universal pic scripted and directed by Scott Alexander and Larry Karaszewski.
Raising their Hollywood profile, writer/director Neil LaBute and producing partner Stephen Pevner have set up three new pictures at separate companies, in addition to their two-picture deal with…