Sony Corp. scored a minor victory in its pursuit of a James Bond franchise when the trial judge agreed to postpone the Dec. 15 trial date.
Acquisitions activity moved into high gear in the final days of the Toronto Intl. Film Festival as Fine Line Features walked away with Bernardo Bertolucci's intimate love story "Besieged" while Lions…
Barnaby Thompson and Uri Fruchtman's Fragile Films has teamed up with John Williams' Vanguard Films to option Tony Kenrick's novel "Made for Each Other," and have made a deal to develop an updated…
Amelia Heinle, who co-starred in the Toronto preem "At Satchem Farm" opposite Minnie Driver and Rufus Sewell, is close to a deal to join the cast of Artisan Entertainment's crime thriller "The Limey."
The consolidation of the exhibition world marches on. Kansas City-based Dickinson Theaters could emerge as the next family-owned regional circuit to be swallowed up by a national chain.
Jennifer Love Hewitt, the fright-pic ingenue from "I Know What You Did Last Summer" and its pending sequel, has inked a deal with Columbia Pictures to produce and star in an untitled pitch dubbed "a…
The American Film Market Assn. held its annual board meeting Thursday and elected nine new members.
Despite a full-tilt charge up the Nielsen syndie chart by Jerry Springer, Oprah Winfrey retained the talk-show crown for the September-to-September 1997-98 syndie season.
Only days after taking over as acting head of Russia's Channel 1 ORT, Director General Igor Shabdurasulov faces a challenge from Russia's parliament, the Duma, which is threatening to effectively…
Magicopolis, a two-theater venue, will open on Fourth Street in Santa Monica today with a performance by comic magicians Penn & Teller.
As the curtain rises on the 20th edition of the Independent Feature Film Market, there is a sense of history in the air.