"The Full Monty" is spawning its own genre of life-affirming comedies set in northern English cities: Tapestry Films and Kushner-Locke (K-L) have agreed to co-finance Nick Mead's "Swing," which stars…
Emil Sitka, a veteran character actor best known for his many roles with the Three Stooges, died Jan. 16 at St. John's Pleasant Valley Hospital in Camarillo following a stroke he had suffered in…
After deliberating for two hours, the jury in the "Twister" plagiarism case concluded that plaintiff Stephen Kessler's claims were full of hot air.
Darin Spillman has been named VP of production at Trimark Pictures, overseeing the company's genre film activities. He joined Trimark this month after serving two years as VP of production at Roger…
Molly Parker, who won a Canadian Genie award for her performance in "Kissed," has been cast in Egg Pictures' "Waking the Dead."
The 55th Venice Intl. Film Festival, running Sept. 3-13, will give Golden Lions to veteran thesps Sean Connery and Sophia Loren and Polish director Andrzej Wajda, in recognition of their…
While the situation appears destined to change in the coming weeks as Fox's "Titanic" continues its ship-shape voyage, Italian productions have landed the top three positions at the national box…
The Writers Guild of America has chosen Melville Shavelson as the recipient of its annual Morgan Cox Award.
EXCLUSIVEFormer "Baywatch" star Yasmine Bleeth has landed the female lead in "BASEketball," the Universal comedy that David Zucker is directing.
Director Lawrence Kasdan has gotten a greenlight at Touchstone Pictures to direct his original script "Mumford" this May.
An increasingly popular stopover for global fest-hoppers between Sundance and Berlin, the Rotterdam Intl. Film Festival kicks off its 27th edition Wednesday with the world premiere of Peter Delpeut's…