Kate Hudson has landed a lead in "Desert Blue," the next film by "Hurricane" director Morgan J. Freeman. She'll co-star alongside Brendan Sexton, Christina Ricci, Casey Affleck and Sara Gilbert.
A wide selection of films from Europe and Asia will compete for the Gold and Silver Bear trophies at the 48th Berlin Intl. Film Festival (Feb. 11-22).
The champagne corks were popping at Fox Intl. over the weekend as both "Titanic" and "The Full Monty" passed $150 million in overseas box office. They join six other 1997 releases to reach that…
Following polemical speculation in national press about the exclusion of Italian films from the upcoming Berlin Intl. Film Festival, director Pupi Avati has stepped forward as a self appointed…
NEW YORK -- A week after participating alongside Stockard Channing and Rod Steiger in a reading of "The Red Door" (Daily Variety, Jan. 22), Madonna has agreed to star in the indie pic, to be directed…
EXCLUSIVERachael Leigh Cook has inked to star opposite Elijah Wood in teen drama "The Bumblebee Flies Anyway," from the Gotham-based indie production company Shooting Gallery.
"Surrender Dorothy," the hard-edged saga of a bisexual drug addict, was named the Grand Jury prize winner Friday at the conclusion of the Slamdance Film Festival. Produced out of Philadelphia by…
Trimark Pictures has acquired worldwide rights to writer/director Tommy O'Haver's Sundance competition entry "Billy's Hollywood Screen Kiss" for about $600,000, according to sources. The film was…
E. Jack Neuman, an Emmy-nominated writer and producer whose five-decade career spanned film, radio and TV, died Jan. 15 of heart failure at his Los Angeles home. He was 76. Neuman, a graduate of the…
The Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences has pulled technical production duties for its March 23 Oscarcast inhouse, rather than once again leaving those tasks to ABC, which holds the license to…
EXCLUSIVE PARK CITY, Utah -- Robert L. King is set to direct a film version of Charles Busch's stage play "Psycho Beach Party" for Strand Releasing.