The Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences has pulled technical production duties for its March 23 Oscarcast inhouse, rather than once again leaving those tasks to ABC, which holds the license to…
EXCLUSIVE PARK CITY, Utah -- Robert L. King is set to direct a film version of Charles Busch's stage play "Psycho Beach Party" for Strand Releasing.
Calling 1997 quite possibly "the best year in the history of the Spanish film industry," Gerardo Herrero, the president of Spain's producers' lobby FAPAE, presented an analysis of results for Spain's…
MIDIA (the Mercado Iberoamericano de la Industria Audiovisual) will host a co-production market at its third edition in June.
As Hollywood majors raced toward "Dead Man's Curve" Thursday, one of the best-kept secrets at the Sundance Film Festival was that independent film buffs are about to have a magazine to call their own.
Maria Gurdin, mother of the late actress Natalie Wood, died Jan. 6 of pneumonia in Thousand Oaks. She was 85. Gurdin was very active in fundraising for Motion Picture Mothers, a support group started…
Both "As Good As It Gets," featuring Jack Nicholson's portrayal of a homophobic writer, and "My Best Friend's Wedding," starring Rupert Everett as an openly gay editor, found favor in this year's…
The American Film Marketing Assn. has created a new lifetime achievement prize, the Independence Award, and has named producer Saul Zaentz as its first recipient.
Leading Italian film director Gianni Amelio will get behind the camera again after a long hiatus when he begins shooting next month the Cecchi Gori production "The Way We Laughed," his first feature…
Murray William Salem, a former actor who later turned to screenwriting with credits including "Kindergarten Cop," died Jan. 6 in Los Angeles of complications from AIDS. He was 47.
The nominating period for the fourth annual Screen Actors Guild awards closes Monday.