Kenneth Branagh has signed on to play the diabolically brilliant bad guy Dr. Arliss Loveless in Warner Bros.' "Wild, Wild West," a fantasy adventure-comedy loosely based on the 1960s TV series of the…
EXCLUSIVETouchstone Pictures has paid mid-six figures for a pitch by Patricia K. Meyer about a famed sports bookie coerced into testifying against the mobsters he did business with.
Sony Pictures Classics has picked up North American rights to Brian Gilbert's biopic "Wilde," about the author and social outcast Oscar Wilde.
Gregory Poirier, screenwriter of John Singleton's "Rosewood," will receive the 1998 Paul Selvin Award from the Writers Guild of America at the union's award ceremonies on Feb. 21.
Adam Sandler, due onscreen this weekend in "The Wedding Singer" for New Line Cinema, has inked to star in "Guy Gets Kid" for Columbia Pictures, Col prexy Amy Pascal announced Thursday.
EXCLUSIVEUpcoming films from two established arthouse distributors and two specialized newcomers will screen at the inaugural ShoWest ShowCase: An Evening of Independent Film.
As part of a continuing drive to increase its international activities, Universal Pictures has formulated plans to begin co producing feature films in Spain.
Mille Baron, a longtime actress, died of leukemia Jan. 16 in Burbank. She was 81. Baron was a regular cast member on the daytime soap opera “General Hospital” for 18 years. She played “Aunt Millie…
EXCLUSIVEDomestic distributors MGM and Buena Vista may not be hosting meals at the upcoming ShoWest, but that doesn't mean they won't be wining and dining exhibitors and giving them glimpses of…
Nick Broomfield's "Kurt and Courtney," which was pulled from the recent Sundance Film Festival following legal threats, will get a three-week run at the Roxie in San Francisco beginning Feb. 27.
Sweden's version of the Academy Awards -- the Guldebaggen or "Golden Bugs" -- took place Monday night at Stockholm's City Hall, site of the Nobel Prize ceremony. This year's nominees for best picture…