Italian director Bernardo Bertolucci has agreed to become the first "sponsor" of the Intl. Critics' Week (May 11-19) at this year's Cannes Film Festival.
Former TNT production exec Spike Seldin will join comic book publishing house Top Cow Prods. as president of production. Company already has deals in development with Fox and director John Woo…
In a preemptive bid, Touchstone Pictures won rights to turn the Steven J. Cannell-created TV series "The Greatest American Hero" into a live-action feature. The studio has pacted with Cannell and…
The Cartagena Film Festival will bows its 40th edition on March 3, with seven days of screenings and workshops and films from 10 Latin countries competing for the Festicine prize.
Intermedia has closed a deal to handle sales and distribution for the forthcoming Woody Allen comedy "Small Time Crooks" in most overseas territories. DreamWorks plans a spring release for the title.
Ivan Dixon, honored last week by the Directors Guild of America for an extensive body of work as an actor and director, believes his fellow filmmakers should not shy away from social messages in…
In a move that underlines the possible difficulties Universal will have in pursuing a policy of backing local production in Europe, UIP is no longer releasing hotly anticipated Patrice Leconte pic…
While most attendees at this weekend's big location filming confab were singing "Oh, Canada" -- in several different keys -- several other territories pointed to major gains in 1999.
The future of the Tom Hanks-produced put drama pilot "West Point" is in limbo.
Reflecting ongoing efforts to cut costs and become more efficient, Televisa reported strong operating results for 1999.
Franchise Pictures has inked a first-look deal with producer Howard Baldwin and closed a pact with major Japanese distributor Nippon Herald for a trio of pics.