Film News Archives: Page 3

This is page 3 of the film news archives.

HBO and New Line Cinema Launch Picturehouse (June 24, 2005): Picturehouse is a new theatrical distribution company founded and jointly owned by HBO and New Line Cinema.

Clive Barker, Majesco and Tiger Hill To Create Demonik (June 24, 2005): Majesco Entertainment Company and Tiger Hill Entertainment, a video game and film production company co-founded by film director John Woo, has announced plans to work together on the Demonik project.

Universal to Expand Rogue Pictures Label (June 24, 2005): Universal Pictures has announced plans to expand its Rogue Pictures label.

Alan McElroy to Write Screenplay for Bonesaw (May 21, 2005): Platinum Studios, an entertainment company that controls an independent library of comic book characters, and The Shop Productions, a film production company specializing in computer-animation, have chosen Alan McElroy to write the screenplay for the $18 million budgeted CG theatrical horror feature, Bonesaw, based on the Platinum Studios graphic novel by Rob Moran.

Bee Movie Talent Announced (May 18, 2005): DreamWorks Animation has announced the roster of voice actors for its upcoming computer-animated comedy, Bee Movie.

Brad Weston Named Co-President Production for Paramount (May 16, 2005): Brad Grey, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Paramount Pictures, has announced the appointment of Brad Weston as Co-President, Production for Paramount Pictures.

Marvel and Paramount Announce Film Deal (May 11, 2005): Marvel Enterprises, Inc.

Principal Photography Begins on Stranger Than Fiction (May 9, 2005): Principal photography has begun on Mandate Pictures' comedy Stranger Than Fiction directed by Marc Forster.

Forest Whitaker to Play Idi Amin in Film (April 28, 2005): It was announced today that Forest Whitaker will star as the tyrannical and mercurial Ugandan dictator Idi Amin in The Last King of Scotland.

TAG Entertainment Acquires Myriad Pictures (April 22, 2005): TAG Entertainment Corp.

Betty Cohen Named President and CEO of Lifetime Entertainment Services (April 12, 2005): Betty Cohen, one of the most respected veteran cable television executives, has been named President and CEO of Lifetime Entertainment Services, it was announced today by Anne Sweeney, Co-chairman Media Networks, The Walt Disney Company and President, Disney-ABC Television Group, and by John Conomikes, Director, The Hearst Corporation and member of the Lifetime Management Committee.

Milagro Acquires Film, TV Rights to Mail Order Murder (April 10, 2005): Milagro Entertainment, Inc.

Warner and Midway Plan Happy Feet Games (April 10, 2005): Warner Bros.

Gail Berman Named President of Paramount Pictures (April 10, 2005): Brad Grey, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Paramount Pictures, today appointed Gail Berman President of Paramount Pictures.

Children's DVD Sales Climbing (April 9, 2005): The children's video market, a growing $4.

Filmmaking Becoming a Riskier Business (April 8, 2005): The filmmaking world is becoming riskier, according to the 2005 Risks in Global Filmmaking map published by Aon/Albert G.

DVD Market Expected to Grow (April 5, 2005): New digital delivery services are not likely to supplant the DVD business, but rather bring digital entertainment to people by adding either convenience or accessibility that complements what the "Packaged Goods" can provide, reports In-Stat.

Lions Gate to Film Food Fight Starring Duff Sisters (April 4, 2005): Less than a month after its formation, Lions Gate Family Entertainment> has announced its debut feature film project.

Thomas Haden Church Case as New Spider-Man Archenemy (April 4, 2005): Thomas Haden Church, who was most recently nominated for an Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor in Sideways, has been cast as Spider-Man's new archenemy in the next chapter of the Spider-Man adventure, it was announced by director Sam Raimi and producers Laura Ziskin and Marvel Studios' Avi Arad.

UrbanWorks to Introduce Black Film Month (March 30, 2005): In May 2005, vertically integrated film production and distribution company, UrbanWorks Entertainment will introduce Black Film Month.