On Oscar night, for the first time, there's a chance the people of Kyrgyzstan will be passionately watching the telecast and saying, "Azyr, bul konverti achynyz!" ("Come on, open the envelope!'')
The 1998 Short Pictures Intl. Film Festival will sponsor filmmaker panel discussions as part of its Accelerated Seminar series during the Festival on Nov. 21 at the Stella Adler Theater.
Fine Line Features has signed Kevin Spacey and his Trigger Street Prods. to a two-year, first-look production deal in hopes of generating several films that Spacey will act in, produce and possibly…
"The Powder Keg," Yugoslavian filmmaker Goran Paskaljevic's interwoven tale of lives impacted by political turmoil in 1995, has been singled out for the 1998 European Critics' Award. Selected by a…
Ledafilms, Argentina's leading TV distributor, is ramping up its fledgling theatrical distribution arm.
Mann Theatres has lost its second head film buyer in less than three months.
Czech independent film distribution will get a boost when Sunfilm enters the market early next year. The Czech company already has a slate of 18 films lined up for 1999, with more titles expected to…
Sandra Goldbacher ("The Governess") will direct "The Devil's Chimney," based on Anne Landsman's novel of the same name, for Gotham-based Arena Pictures and African Media Entertainment.
Alan J. Pakula, who enjoyed acclaim as both a producer ("To Kill a Mockingbird," "Up the Down Staircase") and director ("Klute," "All the President's Men," "Sophie's Choice"), died Thursday in a car…
Bokeem Woodbine has joined Gary Sinise, Joan Allen, Jeff Daniels and Anna Paquin in the indie pic “All the Rage.” James Stern is directing from Keith Reddin’s script. Woodbine’s credits include “The…
Imax Corp. is in talks with DreamWorks and its animation studio Pacific Data Images to produce a large-format 3-D version of the studio's second computer-animated project, "Shrek."