Wolf Schmidt has put his 15-year-old Kodiak Films into voluntary Chapter 7 bankruptcy -- citing legal and financial differences with its former creditor, the French bank Credit Lyonnais.
The 20-year-old Festival International du Film Fantastique in the town of Avoriaz, in the French Alps, is about to undergo a radical facelift that has left fest organizers Promo 2000 seeing red.
Universal trotted out "Jurassic Park" over the weekend and the pic enacted its updated version of "When Dinosaurs Ruled the Box Office." The potent movie carnivore gobbled up some $ 47 million, an…
The 37th annual Promax convention kicked off at Disney World Sunday with a speech by Disney chairman Michael Eisner about the potential -- both good and bad -- of the 500-channel environment.
Beppe Attene, the young managing director of Italy's state film distributor Istituto Luce, resigned late last week after the board failed to accept his proposal to release the six-film slate of vet…
Christian Slater will star opposite Joe Pesci in Paramount's untitled Barry Levinson project.
October Films, the New York-based independent distrib, has named Marcia Kirkley director of acquisitions. She assumes the post Aug. 2, and will oversee acquisition activity of both of October's…
With top spots in France and Italy, Jane Campion's Palme d'Or-winning "The Piano" is already proving a major hit for CIBY Pictures. The pic has taken $ 6.3 million in three weeks from 352 screens…
The version of the 1961 epic "El Cid" that opened the AFI/LA Film Festival Thursday evening was advertised as "restored and lengthened," as is the fashion with revivals of 30-year-old roadshow pix…
U.S. District Judge Irving Hill has permanently dismissed George Holliday's $ 100 million copyright infringement lawsuit, ruling that it had no merit.