On the face of it, Joel Silver would seem to have little to complain about. He's produced a slew of blockbusters ("Die Hard," "Lethal Weapon," "The Matrix"); he's worked with some of the biggest…
As it did with so many young filmmakers, the Venice Intl. Film Festival was early to acknowledge the art of Polish director Andrzej Munk, whose "Men of Blue Cross" won best first film in 1955…
Nobody badgered Picasso with questions like "Pablo, when you gonna knock off with the paint brushes already?" So people should probably stop asking Jack Valenti if he's planning to retire.
The Venice Intl. Film Festival has made all the difference for some small films.
It is not hyperbole to say there's a film festival under way every week of the year somewhere in France, but -- along with a little shindig staged each May in Cannes -- the Deauville Festival of…
Finding the right fest for a film is not always as simple as running down the list of most prestigious events. Festivals serve many purposes: Some offer enticing awards, others boast the best press…
Eric Rohmer is being honored at this year's Venice Intl. Film Festival for his lifetime achievement in the cinema. For some of us cinephiles, this gesture of formal recognition is eminently well…
The summer's biggest B.O. videogame movie, "Lara Croft: Tomb Raider," will come into play on video Nov. 13 with an unusual bonus on the rental-priced videocassette version: an extra featurette.
Universal Pictures Franchise Development president Louis Feola has been chosen the first recipient of the Video Premiere Pioneer Award from Daily Variety sister publication Video Business.
In an unusual twist, the only place the special edition of Dimension's "Spy Kids" will be offered for the foreseeable future is in movie theaters.
ShowBizData.com has partnered with the Video Software Dealers Assn.'s VidTrac rental revenue tracking system to create a service offering customized reports reflecting a film's box office gross and…