Though much of the spotlight on "American Beauty" has shined on its script, direction, acting and visual style, another major factor in its success is DreamWorks' release strategy. Most distrib vets…
On the heels of her performance in the hit comedy "The Whole Nine Yards," Amanda Peet is in negotiations to star in "Big Daddy" director Dennis Dugan's "Saving Silverman" for Columbia Pictures.
Two of Quebec's most powerful financial players have stepped in to block Rogers Communications' bid for Montreal-based cable company Groupe Videotron.
"The Sopranos" took top nods Saturday at the Motion Picture Sound Editors 47th Annual Golden Reels Awards. The kudos -- which recognized excellence in sound editing for the 1999 season -- honored…
Anna Friel ("An Everlasting Piece") and Brenda Fricker ("My Left Foot") are set to star in "War Bride," a $5 million Anglo-Canadian co-production to be directed by Lyndon Chubbock.
Kermit the Frog has taken a flying leap onto the Web. The Jim Henson Co. inked a licensing pact last week with online content provider Pulse Entertainment for the creation of original 3D animated…
While luring Italian moviegoers into theaters during the summer months has long remained a pipedream, the local arm of UIP this year will attempt to counter the warm-weather slump with a strong slate…
Kunikazu Sogabe is departing from his post as VP of Far East/Asia, Columbia TriStar Film Distributors Intl. (CTFDI) to pursue other interests in the Asian region.
SPAIN Spain’s biggest niche pay TV channel producer, Barcelona-based Media Park, has entered into film production, taking stakes in two Spanish pics. Media Park will put up 50% of the financing for…
The Directors Guild of America's African-Advisory Steering Committee has elected Paris Barclay, Reginald D. Brown and Michael Schultz as co-chairs.
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