Pic's biggest Oscar battle will be to counter its reputation as a commercial project. Not helping is the possessory "John Grisham's" in front of the title.
Nick Belperio has been named vice president of affiliate promotion for Fox Broadcasting Co.
Quentin Tarantino eluded the sophomore jinx in a huge way after "Reservoir Dogs" put him on the filmland map in 1992 by scoring an Oscar win for best screenplay for one of the best picture nominees…
Daniel Lapaine ("Muriel's Wedding") has joined Claire Danes, Kate Beckinsale and Bill Pullman in "Brokedown Palace," which Jonathan Kaplan is helming for Fox 2000.
"L.A. Confidential" and its director Curtis Hanson were named favorites of the New York Film Critics Circle, adding to their momentum in the Oscar derby.
"The Boxer'' enters the Oscar ring with considerable weapons in its corner. Pound-for-pound, few films this season carry the kind of Oscar pedigree of this one.
In 1997, Joss Whedon and Kevin Williamson emerged out of the ink-stained, albeit well-paid, screenwriting underclass, ascending to the rarefied air of TV and film moguldom.
Mexico's first pan-media telethon raised a total of 138 million pesos ($17 million) over the weekend, surpassing its original goal by more than 70%.
The plight of comedy motion pictures at Oscar time is always the same. It's hard to break through the bias toward more serious fare when Academy members choose the five nominees for best picture.
Fox Broadcasting Co. is launching the midseason comedy "Ask Harriet" and bringing the Dick Wolf drama "New York Undercover" back to Thursdays in January.