With 260 market premieres and an all-time high of 327 exhibitors dictating the need to go outside the Loews Santa Monica Hotel for additional space, the American Film Market has been busy trotting…
When Will Smith gets in the ring this summer playing Muhammad Ali in the Columbia Pictures biopic, he'll have Oscar-nominated director Michael Mann in his corner.
Warner Bros.' "The Whole Nine Yards" eked out a Presidents Day weekend B.O. win over Sony's "Hanging Up," according to Tuesday's final studio tallies.
After circling such projects as "The Ugly Truth" and "Chippendales," Barry Sonnenfeld has elected to direct "Big Trouble" at the Walt Disney Co.
The folks responsible for one of the most successful French films of all time are coming out of "The Closet."
Elie Samaha's Franchise Pictures and Mark Canton's the Mark Canton Co. are joining forces for the third time, embarking on a co-production of the action-thriller "Six."
Charlize Theron and Judi Dench have been added to the lineup of Oscar 2000 presenters.
The wait is over. Or is it? Steven Spielberg confirmed that he will not be directing the first installment of "Harry Potter" for Warner Bros. (Daily Variety, Feb. 22), a move that opens the gates for…
The fourth annual Santa Monica Film Festival (Feb. 25-28) has shored up its pic slate, including the world preem of black comedy "Shoe Shine Boys," exec produced by Martin Landau.
At the American Film Market, Daily Variety will be located in suites 656-657 at the Loews Santa Monica Wednesday through March 1.
The film office for the city and county of Los Angeles will be absent this week from the Locations 2000 Global Expo in a move that shows the weight carried by the issue of runaway production. “The…