‘Death’s Assistant’ Tops Script2Comic Contest
The Script2Comic Contest, which turns writers’ stories into comic books, announced its latest round of winners on Tuesday. Writer Brian Gene White’s Death’s Assistant took the top honor among the 2022 winners. The story, which won the Discovery of Voice prize, centers on a man who makes a deal with the devil to spare his […]
Sundance Dealmaking Adjusts to Indie Film Market in Limbo
While the Sundance Film Festival officially ended on Jan. 30, the market is still far from over for buyers and sellers. “We’re still in the middle of Sundance as far as I am concerned,” laughs ICM Partners’ Jessica Lacy. The 2022 Sundance saw a possible market correction. It was the first fest in several years […]
Picturestart Names Samie Kim Falvey as President
Picturestart has tapped Imagine Entertainment vet Samie Kim Falvey as president. In the role, Falvey will run production across all media, which includes features, television, unscripted, audio and digital content. She will report to founder and CEO Erik Feig. At Imagine since 2017, Falvey most recently served as chairman of television, selling projects that include […]
‘This Is My America’ TV Adaptation Set at HBO Max
Following a multiple-outlet bidding war, Erik Feig’s Picturestart has acquired TV rights to Kim Johnson’s breakout novel This Is My America. Picturestart has set up the drama at HBO Max and tapped Jessica Watson (Insatiable, Pen15) to adapt Johnson’s award-winning novel that explores racial injustice through the eyes of a Black Gen-Z budding social activist […]
‘Unpregnant’ Producer Erik Feig Talks HBO Max Hit and Adapting to the Streaming Age
The exec behind box office behemoths like 'Twilight' opens up about his new production company Picturestart and knowing when his time at Lionsgate was coming to a close.
‘Animorphs’ Movie in the Works from Scholastic Entertainment, Erik Feig’s Picturestart (Exclusive)
Scholastic is partnering with Erik Feig and his Picturestart banner for the first feature film based on the sci-fi series by K.A. Applegate.
‘Borderlands’ Movie Adaptation in the Works From Eli Roth, Lionsgate
Eli Roth is set to direct the film adaptation of 'Borderlands,' the action video game franchise, for Lionsgate.
‘La La Land’ Dances Into China as Oscar Fave Crosses $300 Million Mark Worldwide
Lionsgate is betting the Middle Kingdom's date crowd embraces the Emma Stone and Ryan Gosling-starrer on Valentine's Day.
Lionsgate Nabs Rights to ‘Magic Tree House’ Book Series
The studio is planning multiple live-action films to be released by its Summit Entertainment label.
Gillian Bohrer Departing Lionsgate as Co-President of Production
Her exit follows a promotion in June 2015.
Lionsgate Picks Up Rights to ‘Luckiest Girl Alive’; Reese Witherspoon to Produce
The actress and Bruna Papandrea will produce the film based on Jessica Knoll’s debut novel via their Pacific Standard shingle.
‘Fault in Our Stars’ Ripple Effect: Success Breeds New Rush of ‘Grounded’ Teen Movies
Move over, vampires and wizards: The new It genre is "grounded" young-adult book adaptations.