It was raining like cats and dogs in much of the country, and that sent big numbers of holiday revelers to see Warner Bros.' family laffer of the same name on Independence Day.
Bernie Mac, Jennifer Tilly, William Shatner and Carmen Electra have signed on to voice Revolution Studio's upcoming animated pic "Lil' Pimp," which is skedded to hit theaters in 2002.
Underscoring its growing stock of upscale productions, Spanish film and TV conglom Sogecable has inked a deal to program 52 hours a year on Mexican culture channel Canal 22.
Karlovy Vary opened its 36th edition Thursday with a nod to its status as the premiere East-meets-West film festival.
U.S. financing body Intl. Financing Corp. (IFC) is exploring the possibility of investing in the Indian film industry.
St. Petersburg's top home talent Alexander Sokurov took the Grand Prix at the city's Festival of Festivals June 29 for his "Taurus," the story of the last days of Vladimir Lenin.
Haig Balian, co-CEO at German distrib Tobis StudioCanal, and Albert Wiederspiel, general manager of theatrical, have ankled their posts due to irreconcilable differences.
Pan Europeene, once Polygram's French theatrical distribution arm, is getting back into the distribution biz.
Opening night of the Brisbane Intl. Film Festival will feature Steve Jacob's "La Spagnola," starring Spanish TV actress Lola Marceli, Alex Dimitriades and Alice Ansara.
U.K. lotto franchise DNA Films has picked up "Leonardo Secret Agent," an original screenplay by Jonny Kurzman, to shoot next year.
Italian film producer-distributor Vittorio Cecchi Gori, whose media and sports empire is on the edge of bankruptcy, is facing a money-laundering probe.