Digital-editing king Avid said it will support ways for users of Panasonic’s AG-DVX100 camera to transfer video into its systems.
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The Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences will fete Curt Behlmer and Richard Glickman with the John A. Bonner Medal of Commendation at the Scientific and Technical Awards dinner, skedded for March 1 at the Beverly Wilshire.
For at least half the running time of “Soldier’s Girl,” the account of the killing at a Kentucky military base in 1999 of a G.I. involved with a transgendered nightclub performer is as pedestrian as telemovies come. But pic recovers in later reels, boosted by superior performances and a powerful final act.
In Enda Walsh’s “Bedbound,” an Irishman and his crippled daughter cower under the filthy coverlet of an iron bedstead, so twisted in mind and body they can’t get out of bed.
Director Scott Schwartz has altered the types somewhat in casting the national tour of “Tick, Tick … Boom!,” softening the characters’ contours. The choices work for the show and further enhance the show’s accessibility for subscription audiences that might have found “Rent” a bit edgy.
GOING WIDE IN WINTER Today Miramax hopes to make its mark at the January B.O. with its theatrical expansion of Oscar hopeful "Confessions of a Dangerous Mind." TOP JANUARY WIDE PLATFORMS: 1998 – 2002* Pic Wide bow weekend B.O.** Black Hawk Down 33.6 A Beautiful Mind 16.6 Traffic 15.5 A Civil Action 15.2 The…
Pearl Jam is headed back out on the road this spring, scheduling 49 new U.S. tour dates to support their seventh CD, “Riot Act” (Epic) — with more dates to be added in the coming weeks.
The return of Slamdance to Main Street and the confines of the Treasure Mountain Inn, after two years at the relatively inaccessible Silvermine venue resulted in a dramatic increase in soldout screenings and industry attention for the seven-day event, beginning Jan. 18 with the SRO world premiere of Kenneth Bowser’s “Easy Riders, Raging Bull.”
International watchdog Human Rights Watch has slammed the Serbian government of Prime Minister Zoran Djindjic for meddling in the affairs of Yugoslavia’s top commercial networks.
Discovery Networks, Latin America/Iberia has upped Allan Navarrete to executive director of affiliate sales and relations.
National Geographic Channel Asia has launched a 24-hour Arabic subtitling service in the Middle East.