Miramax Films has signed a three-picture deal with Brian Hecker, who last year was named director of the year by the American Film Institute.
Purchases of homevideos in 1997 were off by 10% over the 1996 tallies, while rentals dropped 3% during the year, according to a year-end summary released Monday by vid industry research and…
Retired TV writer Sam Perrin, who served as Jack Benny’s writer for more than 40 years, died Jan. 8 at the Motion Picture & Television Hospital in Woodland Hills following an extended illness. He was…
Norman Reedus has landed the lead opposite Stephen Dorff in "Boondock Saints," the Troy Duffy-written and -directed drama about two brothers who go on a murder spree against Russian mobsters. Patrick…
Grandpa Jones, whose banjo playing, brightly colored suspenders and mischievous grin made him a country music favorite and a "Hee Haw" regular for more than two decades, died Feb. 19 in Nashville of…
Hallmark Entertainment has signed its first deal with A&E to produce a four-hour biographical miniseries on the life of P.T. Barnum and a two-hour adaptation of Edgar Allen Poe's "Murders in the Rue…
U.S. submissions for the Intl. Critics Week (La Semaine International De La Critique Francaise) section of the Cannes Film Festival will be screened March 19-26 at the Tribeca Film Center in New York.
Mexican helmer Alfonso Cuaron's "Great Expectations" will kick off the 13th muestra, or showcase, of Mexican cinema in Guadalajara, March 6-12.
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.