"Josie and the Pussycats" was released by Universal Pictures on 2,554 screens in North America on April 13 in hopes of sending teen girls into a fever of lipgloss, glitter and pop music. Half of that…
Digital studio Centro, which jazzes up corporate videos and creates flashy ad campaigns for agency clients, is having Disney dreams.
Given the mystery that shrouds the process, the 13 people employed by the Motion Picture Assn. of America to rate films might just as well be members of the federal witness protection program.
Access Motion Picture Group has firmed distribution plans for its inaugural release, "Dinner Rush," directed by Bob Giraldi.
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Heading into Easter and spring vacations, "The Emperor's New Groove," "Save the Last Dance" and "Rugrats in Paris" were pleasing plenty of kids, while older cinemagoers dined out on "Hannibal" in…
The 40th Critics Week at the 2001 Cannes Intl. Film Festival won't be for the fainthearted, for the lineup of pics are "darker than last year's," said programmer Jose-Maria Riba.
Two newspaper ads for Artisan's upcoming pic "The Center of the World" were recently deemed too racy to run in the New York and Los Angeles Times, as well as several other regional newspapers.
Whether you live in Peoria, Paris, Buenos Aires or Sydney, this summer, you'll be able to feast on a remarkably similar smorgasbord of Hollywood movies.
Universal-based production shingle Mostow/Lieberman has paid a low-six- against mid-six-figure sum to acquire "Sissymarys." Penned by Craig Moss and Steve Schoenburg, pic is a comedy about two…
Columbia TriStar Intl. has led a fresh surge for Hollywood pics at the Indian box office.