Castle Rock will adapt Joe Simpson's man-against-the-elements novel "Touching the Void" as a starring vehicle for Tom Cruise, Castle Rock Pictures prexy Martin Shafer and prexy of production Liz…
With publishers in high gear to drive home more profits and thus better please their corporate parents, foreign rights are now becoming a bigger part of the publishing equation
United Artists has purchased a pitch from writer/director Howard Franklin titled "Anti-Trust," a paranoid thriller set amid the high-tech corporate world of Silicon Valley. The deal was in the high…
Laemmle Theatres will formally announce construction of the Playhouse 7 Cinema in Pasadena Thursday. The multiplex -- skedded to open at Thanksgiving -- will house Southern California's largest…
The audience attending the 45th Sydney Film Festival, which ended Friday, voted the closing-night pic, local item "Radiance," best feature film of the fest.
Carsey-Werner Moving Pictures has acquired "Teenage Idol," the chronicle of Ricky Nelson's life, which it plans as its first theatrical feature with production to begin this fall.
Sony Pictures Classics' "The Opposite of Sex" ascended the exclusives roster, moving up from second place last weekend. The Christina Ricci-starrer bedded $66,781 on six screens in New York and Los…
PolyMedia and multimedia heavyweight Petersen are targeting the teenage girl audience with a new Teen magazine-branded music sampler CD, with plans for future collaborations between Polygram's music…
Looking to let Europe get a taste of its theme park biz, Universal announced Monday its acquisition of 40.5% of Spain's largest theme park, Port Aventura, with the intent to manage and expand it.
Scarlett O'Hara's famous party gowns now look like they've been left in the sun too long. Thank goodness, then, for Sherman's backlot bonfire and Mammy's red silk petticoat. They provide nostalgic…