The Ralph Lauren Producers Award has been added to the lineup of honors for the 1998 Independent Spirit Awards. The prize, which includes an unrestricted cash grant of $20,000, will be presented…
Mel Smith, director of the hit comedy "Bean," has signed a two-year first-look deal with Working Title Films. As well as producing "Bean," Polygram-owned Working Title also was behind Smith's…
Members of the animation community who passed away last year will be remembered Feb. 7 at a special event organized by their colleagues.
Two past winners and three first-timers were saluted in the Directors Guild of America list of nominees for 1997 feature film directing, announced on Monday.
Continuing its aggressive push into the international market for foreign-language films, Universal Pictures has acquired all world rights, excluding Italy and the U.S., to Italian director Pupi…
Just days after steaming past $150 million, Fox's "Titanic" broke the $200 million mark to dock at $217 million six weeks into its foreign voyage. Pic took in $50.7 million in weekend box office from…
Invaders from outerspace proved boffo for 20th Century Fox in "Independence Day," and now the studio hopes to recreate that success with "WW3.com," a project based on a new threat to the world's…
Clint Eastwood, who has spent four decades as a major figure in the motion picture industry, will receive the Producers Guild of America's David O. Selznick Lifetime Achievement Award on March 3.
Israel-based cinema developer Forum Film, owned by prominent Israeli exhibitor-distributor Muki Gridinger, has just launched Hungary's newest multiplex theater, Cinema City, via Gridinger's local…
Barbara Merrick, a longtime assistant to producer Ray Stark, died Dec. 31 in Amityville, N.Y., following a lengthy battle with kidney cancer. She was 58.
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…