In the sole major acquisition of the London and Mifed film markets, Rogue Pictures, the genre division of October Films, has bought U.S. rights to the Alec Baldwin starrer "Thick as Thieves."
Warner Bros. Intl. has purchased worldwide theatrical rights for the "Black Orpheus" remake, "Orfeu do Carnaval," marking its first step into the booming Brazilian film biz.
DNA Films, one of the three lottery film franchise winners, has drawn about $3 million of its award to help finance an untitled $6 million feature.
Addressing the Screen Producers Assn. of Australia, George Lucas urged independent filmmakers to band together and become more financially independent of Hollywood, while conceding they cannot ignore…
With the ink barely dry on its first deal with U-based October Films, Michael Douglas's Furthur Films has already come up with a first project that should be in production next year, with Douglas…
Will families flock to the nearest megaplex to see the adventures of Dorothy and Toto this weekend? Or will they decide "there's no place like home" when it comes to viewing "The Wizard of Oz"?
While location shooting has fallen sharply in Los Angeles this fall, Gotham's booming film and TV production business shows no signs of slowing down.
Walt Disney has acquired the North American distribution rights to Bruce Willis' "Breakfast of Champions."
The American Cinema Editors have elected film editor Mark Goldblatt ("Armageddon," "Terminator II") president for a two-year term.
Karl Malden will be honored by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences on Tuesday at New York's Museum of Modern Art.
The 49th Berlin International Film Festival (Feb. 10-21) is dedicating its annual retrospective to the films of Hollywood director and producer Otto Preminger, the festival announced Wednesday.