Austrian movie audiences are turning a local comedy into a local success story. "Hinterholz 8" has just topped the 500,000 admissions point, making it "the most successful Austrian film in 30 years"…
MEMO TO: Gus Van Sant FROM: Peter Bart I’VE BEEN NOTICING those eerie billboards around town hyping your new movie, “Psycho.” Of course, they don’t mention the movie. Rather they show a hand pressed…
A Band Apart, the indie production house topped by executive producers Michael Bodnarcheck and Lawrence Bender, has inked production deals with musicvideo and commercials helmers Nigel Dick and Paul…
Jersey Films has acquired screen rights to the Jane Shapiro novel "The Dangerous Husband" for Scott Frank to produce at Universal, in a six-figure deal.
Paramount Pictures has acquired rights in all media to Becker Entertainment's Australian kidpic "The Real Macaw" in the United States, Canada and Mexico.
Harold Ramis has agreed to direct "Galaxy Quest" as his next film.
MovieFone is enhancing its movie guide and ticketing service with speech recognition technology from Lucent Technologies.
Paramount Domestic TV plans to keep Leeza Gibbons yakking in firstrun syndication next year, now that NBC has confirmed plans to drop the Par-produced talker as part of an overhaul of its daytime…
SKA Films, the producers behind Brit indie pic "Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels," has inked a deal with Ginger Prods. for a TV series based on the hit gangster caper.
With Bruce Willis on hand and a complete lineup of films from the recently departed film great Akira Kurosawa, the 11th edition of the Tokyo Intl. Film Festival opened on Saturday.
Movie projectionists returned to work at Loews Cineplex theaters in Chicago Friday, after signing a three-year contract which brought to an end the company's six-month lockout.