Category Archives: Deals (Film)

A place to track all film deals and the ever-evolving facts on pacts details.

Toronto: Samuel Goldwyn Picks Up Award-Winning Western “Sweet Country”

sweetcountryexcerptWarwick Thornton’s Western set in the Australian Outback premiered at TIFF as part of the Platform section and won the jury-selected award in that section. It stars Hamilton Morris, Ewen Leslie and Sam Neill.

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“Thor: Ragnarok’s” Taika Waititi in Talks to Direct Live-Action “Akira” Movie for Warner Bros.

Taika Waititi BubblesWaititi may be a blessing in disguise for Akira, as he values diversity when it comes to casting, and I don’t see him embracing the idea of an all-white cast playing Japanese characters.

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Joe Cornish Eyes Patrick Stewart, Rebecca Ferguson for “The Kid Who Would Be King” (Exclusive)

The Kid Who Would Be King20th Century Fox’s family-friendly fantasy film will be Cornish’s first since his acclaimed 2011 debut Attack the Block, which launched John Boyega as a major star.

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“The Purge” Prequel Sets Two Leads, Including “Insecure” Star Y’lan Noel (Exclusive)

The Purge 4Lex Scott Davis, who starred in the Lifetime movie Toni Braxton: Unbreak My Heart, will co-star in the genre film from Universal, Blumhouse and Platinum Dunes.

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Neal Moritz and His Original Film Banner Heading to Paramount Once Sony Deal Expires in 2019

Neal MoritzThe producer of the Fast and Furious and Jump Street franchises will have a second-look deal with Paramount, effective immediately.

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The Terminator Will Be Back Thanks to New Skydance – Paramount Deal

paramountexcerptThere had been questions last year whether David Ellison’s company would repartner with Paramount, but with a new four-year deal in place, they’re looking at rebooting the franchise with James Cameron and Deadpool director Tim Miller.

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“Girls Trip” Director Malcolm D. Lee Signs First-Look Deal With Universal

Malcolm D Lee UniversalGirls Trip stars Regina Hall, Queen Latifah, Jada Pinkett Smith and Tiffany Haddish, and could take some wind out of the box office sails of its big-budget competitors Dunkirk and Valerian.

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Hannah Hart Signs First-Look Deal with Lionsgate as Studio Secures Two-Thirds of YouTube’s “Holy Trinity”

Hannah Hart ExcerptStar and producer of the YouTube series “My Drunk Kitchen,” Hannah Hart, has signed a first-look deal with Lionsgate, further showcasing the increasing power and influence that YouTube stars have beyond the realm of free online videos.

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Media Star Grace Helbig Signs Overall Movie and TV Deal with Lionsgate

Grace Helbig ExcerptYouTube sensation and overall media star Grace Helbig has signed a deal with Lionsgate to develop both films and TV series. One of the first projects under the deal will be a romantic comedy starring her and Mamrie Hart.

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Michael Mann Inks Massive Book Deal With HarperCollins

HarperCollins won a multi-house auction to serve as the publisher of Michael Mann Books, the publishing imprint founded by the Oscar-nominated writer, director and producer earlier this year.

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Leonardo DiCaprio’s Appian Way Inks First-Look Deal With Paramount


Leonardo DiCaprio’s production company Appian Way has landed a three-year, first-look deal with Paramount Pictures. The deal marks a shift for DiCaprio, who previously had a long-standing deal at Warner Bros.

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Martin Scorsese Extends Deal With Paramount Through 2019


Filmmaking legend Martin Scorsese isn’t slowing down any time soon. Today, Paramount CEO Brad Grey announced that Scorsese has extended his overall deal with the studio through 2019. Paramount also confirmed a new biopic is in development for Scorsese to direct.

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“PAPER TOWNS” Writer John Green Signs First-Look Deal With Fox 2000

The hugely popular YA writer of The Fault in Our Stars and Paper Towns has a new deal with Fox 2000

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Warner Bros. Signs Blind Script Deal With “Mr. Malcom’s List” Author Suzanne Allain

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Warner will now give Allaine a deal that includes two screenplays. Her first screenplay was a romantic comedy, but that may not be the genre of her two offerings that she will submit to Warner.

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“The Walking Dead” Comic Creator Signs First Look Deal With Universal

Robert Kirkman has inked a one year first look film deal with Universal.

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Michael De Luca Signs First Look Deal With Universal

The “Fifty Shades Of Grey” producer has signed a three year first look deal with Universal.

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The Valiant Universe Bursts Onto The Screen With New Deal From DMG Entertainment

A deal has been made to get the Valiant Comics universe to the screen.

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Robert Lorenz Inks First Look Deal With Warner Bros.

The “American Sniper” producer locks a first look deal Warner Bros.

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IM Global Inks With Republic Records

Recording label Republic Records partners up with IM GLOBAL to produce movies.

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Joe and Anthony Russo Strike First Look Deal With Sony

The “Captain America: The Winter Soldier” directors sign first look deal with Sony.

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Josh Bratman’s Immersive Pictures Inks With Sony!

Immersive Pictures founder secures a two year first look deal with studio titan.

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T Group Productions Locks Deal With Jack Osbourne

Jack Osbourne’s company Osbourne Media partners with T Group Productions.

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Paramount Extends First Look Deal With J.J. Abrams’ Bad Robot To 2018

Paramount and Bad Robot extend their first look deal to 2018.

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Director Terrence Malick Strikes Deal With Broad Green Pictures

Terrence Malick partners with Broad Green Pictures for upcoming projects.

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Gail Berman Seals First Look Deal With Fox 2000

Gail Berman’s production company, Jackal Group, signs first look deal with Fox 2000.

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Cinedigm Strikes 12-Picture Deal With The Asylum

Cinedigm strikes three-year deal with The Asylum, getting distribution rights to twelve films.

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Safehouse Inks First-Look Deal With Sony

Production company splits from Weed Road and Warner Bros. in favor of Sony deal

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Neal H. Moritz Renews His First-Look Deal At Columbia Pictures

Moritz extends his production/first-look deal!

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Sonar Entertainment Inks Deal With Killer Content And Scott Free London

Sonar Entertainment signs a first-look deal.

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Morris Chestnut Signs 3-Picture Deal with Screen Gems

Chestnut will act in and produce films under the deal.

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