Wayne Shorter's appearance at USC provided a tantalizing glimpse of the legendary but elusive saxophonist and composer -- the closest thing jazz has to a J.D. Salinger figure. On the one hand, the…
Paul F. Duke
Now that the members of the Buena Vista Social Club have split and are touring individually, the musical message of charm, elegance and propulsive rhythm remains undiminished. At 93, guitarist and…
Joseph Fiennes is in negotiations to star opposite Heather Graham in "Killing Me Softly," the first English-lingo pic from Chinese helmer Chen Kaige ("Farewell My Concubine").
Twentieth Century Fox has hired vet animation exec Catherine Winder as vice president of the film studio's animation division. Studio said Winder will oversee physical production for 20th Century Fox…
Richard Gere is in final negotiations to topline Fox's Adrian Lyne-directed thriller "Unfaithful." Gere would play a husband whose lifeless marriage to an unfaithful wife is sparked with new passion…
Director Peter Weir ("The Truman Show") is in discussions with 20th Century Fox to helm the first installment of what the studio hopes could be a big franchise: the "Master and Commander" series of…
MGM has picked up U.S. and Canadian distribution rights to "Killing Me Softly," the Heather Graham starrer that will be the first English-language pic from top Chinese helmer Chen Kaige ("Farewell My…
Eric Benet, the soul singer whose album "A Day in the Life" went platinum last year, will make his feature film acting debut in the Fox/Sony pic "All That Glitters," starring Mariah Carey.
Fox Searchlight grabbed all rights to Al Pacino's second directorial effort, "Chinese Coffee," in which the thesp also stars, along with Jerry Orbach (TV's "Law and Order"). Pic's a low-budget…
Sharon Kahn has exited as Fox Searchlight's head of publicity. Kahn, who was senior vice president of publicity and promotions, said she was leaving for personal reasons