Fox 2000 Acquiring Nicholas Sparks Novel ‘The Longest Ride’ For $5 Million

By | Thursday February 21, 2013 @ 7:44pm PST
Mike Fleming

EXCLUSIVE: After spirited bidding from multiple studios, Fox 2000 is wrapping up a deal for The Longest Ride, the next novel by Safe Haven author Nicholas Sparks. I’m told the deal is worth $5 million upfront, which is consistent with what Sparks usually gets for his movie deals. Temple Hill’s Wyck Godfrey and Marty Bowen will produce with Sparks and Theresa Park. They were the producers on Safe Haven. The book went out when A Safe Haven was released last weekend, and it came down in the end to Elizabeth Gabler’s Fox 2000, Warner Bros and Relativity Media. While my brain is squarely in Oscar mode, by my count this is far and away the biggest book deal this year and for that matter in quite awhile. Read More »

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Elizabeth Gabler Reups At Fox 2000 Exec, Hires Ex-Warner Bros Exec Jessica Goodman

By | Tuesday February 14, 2012 @ 1:28pm PST
Mike Fleming

LOS ANGELES, CA (February 14, 2012) __ Fox 2000 Pictures president Elizabeth Gabler has renewed her deal with the Studio, it was announced today by Jim Gianopulos and Tom Rothman, chairmen of Fox Filmed Entertainment.

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Fox 2000 EVP Carla Hacken Becomes New Regency Production President

Mike Fleming

EXCLUSIVE: Longtime Fox 2000 EVP Carla Hacken is leaving the studio to become president of production for New Regency. It is the latest move in a restructuring of the company since Arnon Milchan reemerged as an active chairman and installed … Read More »

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Emma Stone In Talks To Star In Lauryn Kahn Fox 2000 Spec ‘He’s Fuckin’ Perfect’

Mike Fleming

EXCLUSIVE: Emma Stone is in negotiations to star in He’s Fuckin’ Perfect, a comedy spec script that Fox 2000 bought two weeks ago. The studio and Stone’s reps are going through the deal making gyrations, but signs are positive. A … Read More »

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Fox 2000 Buys ‘Delirium,’ Makes Overall Deal With Author Lauren Oliver’s Lit Venture

Mike Fleming

Elizabeth Gabler’s Fox 2000, one of the more prolific studio book buyers, has closed a deal for screen rights on Delirium, the Lauren Oliver novel which hit the New York Times bestseller list for childrens books in its first week … Read More »

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Fox 2000 Buys Hot Dystopian Novel ‘Pure’

By | Thursday November 11, 2010 @ 11:10am PST
Mike Fleming

EXCLUSIVE: In a deal that’s high six-figure against 7-figures, Fox 2000 has acquired Pure, the first of a three-novel series by Julianna Baggott. The film will be produced by Karen Rosenfelt, who is one of the producers  on the Twilight Saga series and whose Fox 2000 projects include The Devil Read More »

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Fox 2000 Wins Beach Boys Musical Pitch For North Of $2 Million

Mike Fleming

EXCLUSIVE AND UPDATED: Fox 2000 has beat out Universal Pictures by paying north of $2 million for a pitch by Susannah Grant and rights to songs from the Beach Boys song catalogue that will form the basis for … Read More »

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