EXCLUSIVEAfter skating to acclaim as Roller Girl in "Boogie Nights," Heather Graham is set to topline "Committed," an indie feature directed by "Manny & Lo" helmer Lisa Krueger.
Lloyd Allen, a retired assistant director and unit production manager, died Jan. 21 at the Motion Picture & Television Hospital in Woodland Hills following a lengthy illness. He was 79.
Czech neo-new wave pic "The Buttoners" (Knoflikari) snapped up four awards at the annual Czech Lion ceremony on Feb 28.
The two-year-old Sundance Channel has inked its first significant carriage agreements with top 10 MSOs Century Communications and Time Warner Cable, launching on Century's systems in Los Angeles and…
Scribes Hal Kanter, Buz Kohan, Billy Grundfest, Rita Cash and Bruce Vilanch have been named to the writing team for the 70th Academy Awards. It will be Kanter's 28th show, Kohan's 11th, Vilanch's…
Ashot Madatian, father of Paramount senior VP of publicity Jasmine Madatian, died Feb. 1 in San Francisco. He was 85. A teacher in native Armenia, he immigrated to the U.S. in 1949.
The American Film Market kicked off its seminar sessions Monday with a panel gathered to address whether the globalization of the Hollywood film business is creating yet another threat to the…
Mort Rabinowitz, who worked in the film industry for more than 35 years as an illustrator, art director and production designer, died Jan. 9 of respiratory failure in Ventura. He was 77.
Handmade Films, a unit of Canada's Paragon Entertainment Corp., has concluded a raft of deals on its contemporary romantic comedy "The Man With the Rain in his Shoes."
Native American odyssey "Sherman Alexie's Smoke Signals" will open the 27th edition of the New Directors/New Films series, which runs March 27-April 12 at Gotham's Museum of Modern Art.