Actor-comedian Eddie Griffin has signed to star in indie film "The Second Coming of Sammy" for One Mind Sound Prods. ("House Party 3," "I'm Gonna Git You Sucka," "Hollywood Shuffle"). Described as an…
Laura Linney has nabbed a lead role opposite Matthew Broderick in “You Can Count on Me,” an indie comedy exec produced by Martin Scorcese for the Shooting Gallery. Linney will play a mother…
Chris O'Donnell has been signed to play the lead in "Vertical Limit," the action adventure for Columbia Pictures to be directed by Martin Campbell ("The Mask of Zorro").
As studios scramble to get a bigger piece of what's shaping up to be a sizzling summer at the box office, they have turned mid- to late-August -- once seen as a dumping ground for loser pics -- into…
In its first major overseas bow, "Star Wars: Episode I -- The Phantom Menace" maintained its B.O. dominance.
On June 18, New Yorkers will have a chance to see the first ever commercial presentation of a digitally projected feature film.
The Hollywood Black Film Festival is soliciting entries for its second annual festival for black filmmakers, Feb. 24-28 in Culver City.
American Zoetrope chairman Francis Ford Coppola is going ahead with a $100 million agreement to make films costing under $10 million that would be distributed by MGM, but without the insurance-based…
The Swedish film "Show Me Love" will be the curtain raiser for the 17th L.A. Gay & Lesbian Film Festival, aka Outfest '99, which runs July 8-18. Organizers also announced the rollout of a touring…
Cinematographer Ellen Kuras will receive Women in Film's Kodak Vision Award at the org's Crystal Awards luncheon June 11 at the Beverly Hilton.
Steven Spielberg's World War II drama "Saving Private Ryan" stormed video stores over the Memorial Day weekend, beating out Fox's "There's Something About Mary" as the most rented, highest…