Peter Morgan Reteams With Ron Howard On ‘In The Heart Of The Sea’

EXCLUSIVE: Oscar-nominated screenwriter Peter Morgan has stepped onto In The Heart Of The Sea, Ron Howard’s adaptation of the Nathaniel Philbrick high-seas drama for Warner Bros and Village Roadshow Pictures. Principal photography starts in the … Read More »

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Toronto: Paladin Acquiring ‘Midnight’s Children’, Adaptation Of Salman Rushdie Novel

By | Thursday September 20, 2012 @ 2:45pm PDT
Mike Fleming

EXCLUSIVE: One of the last buzz titles at the Toronto Film Festival is about to find a distributor. I’m told that Mark Urman’s Paladin/108 Media is acquiring all U.S. rights to Midnight’s Children, the Deepa Mehta-directed adaptation … Read More »

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2011 Toronto Festival Fills Out Slate And Sets Maverick Lecture Program

Mike Fleming

The 2011 Toronto International Film Festival has filled out the rest of its slate, which consists of 268 features and 68 short films that will unspool next month. The fest announced that the likes of Brad Pitt (Moneyball), … Read More »

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FilmNation Grabs Mike Jones Spec ‘In The Event Of A Moon Disaster’

Mike Fleming

EXCLUSIVE: In competitive bidding, FilmNation Entertainment has acquired In the Event of a Moon Disaster, a Mike Jones spec script that re-imagines the first moon mission. In this version, disaster strikes and the astronauts find themselves up against … Read More »

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Salman Rushdie Enters TV With Drama Project For Showtime

By | Thursday March 10, 2011 @ 7:55pm PST
Nellie Andreeva

British-Indian novelist Salman Rushdie is venturing into screenwriting with Next People, a drama series project for Showtime. Rushdie will write the script for the project, which dissects different aspects of contemporary American life. Although Rushdie is considered a British writer … Read More »

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Ex-e-Book Foes Random House And Andrew Wylie Make Salman Rushdie Memoir Deal

Mike Fleming

BREAKING: The e-book rift between Random House Worldwide chairman Markus Dohle and lit agent Andrew Wylie really is in the past history books. The duo has formalized a far-reaching deal to publish a memoir by Salman Rushdie. The book will … Read More »

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