As anyone who has had the misfortune of working in food services will tell you, there are countless opportunities for mordant humor behind the scenes in a busy restaurant. For his feature directing…
To describe the intentions of Leon Desclozeaux as ambitious in "Chittagong: The Last Stopover" would be doing the French-born helmer a disservice. Making the first Western feature shot in politically…
Screenplay, Casey Peterson. Camera (color) Mark Herzig; sound, Dave Acord; associate producer, Brian Beatty; Reviewed at Newport Film Festival (competing), June 10, 2000. Running time: 93 MIN.
Paramount has paid six figures for the screen rights to "The Man Who Loved Cat Burgling," an article by Skip Hollandsworth that appears in the February issue of Texas Monthly, for Lynda Obst Prods…
Disney has paid mid- against high-six figures for the screen rights to the unfinished romantic comic novel "The Secret Dream World of a Shopoholic" for Jerry Bruckheimer Films, with Bruckheimer set…
Produced, directed, written, edited by Mikael Kristersson. As technically agile as it is aesthetically austere, Swedish helmer Mikael Kristersson's "Kestrel's Eye" does for birds what David Lynch's…
Syndicated columnist Liz Smith has reupped her contract with Newsday, Times Mirror and the New York Post. Deal will keep Smith, Gotham's reigning queen of gossip, through 2002, with an option for…
Hart Sharp Entertainment, the Gotham-based shingle that co-produced "Boys Don't Cry" has greenlit its next production, the urban drama "Lift."
Gotham's indie film scene has a major new financial player: Michael Kahn, formerly of Ikahn Prods., has launched Winter Films, which plans on producing three to four films a year in the $5…
Indianapolis-based media company Emmis Communications has beat out Gotham-based Primedia to acquire Los Angeles magazine from the Walt Disney Co.
The first day of Sundance 2000 kicked off with what will likely be the last acquisition from Sundance 1999. The Sundance Channel has picked up Liseanne Skyler's "Getting To Know You." Pic will kick…
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