Thesp Taye Diggs, best known for his starring role as Benny the landlord in the Broadway production of "Rent," is set for a three-stage entry onto the bigscreen with roles in three upcoming films…
Landmark Theatres will assume the operations and programming of Cecchi Gori's Fine Arts in Beverly Hills effective Friday. The French romantic comedy "Marius and Jeanette" will inaugurate the…
The resignation of Pierre-Henri Deleau, vet head of the Directors Fortnight at Cannes, comes at a time of increasing friction between the main festival organizers and the various sidebars.
Despite intense competition from the fifth and sixth games of the NBA finals, North American movie theaters scored big over the weekend, led by Paramount's "The Truman Show" and a key assist from…
Oscar-winners James Cameron and Jack Nicholson will act as presenters at Friday's Crystal Awards, the 22nd such event organized by Women in Film.
In an event less globally momentous than Oscar night, but nonetheless crucial to its participants, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences on Sunday presented its Student Academy Awards to nine…
Miramax Intl. has wrapped up a string of package deals in the wake of Cannes, some of which see the indie powerhouse dealing with new distribution partners.
Novelist-turned-screenwriter Peter Magill has inked a deal with New Line Cinema for the sci-fi spec "Freaks," for low- against mid-six figures.
Columbia Pictures has bought "Serial Dater," a spec script by Jon Harmon Feldman, an exec producer of "Dawson's Creek."
Dimension Films, which last month signed Ron Shusett and Gary Goldman to write "Total Recall 2," is moving ahead just as aggressively with another former Carolco property, "Rambo," inking "Ronin"…
A feverish 24 hours of high-stakes bidding by several Hollywood studios culminated Friday in Propaganda Films' purchase of an untitled Charlie Kaufman pitch for low seven figures.