"American Beauty," with six awards including best picture, was the biggest winner at the British Academy Film Awards. But the Sam Mendes pic didn't have everything its own way.
Signaling its increased production activity, Peter Abrams and Robert Levy's Tapestry Films has tapped Jonathan Komack-Martin exec veep.
Disney is doing double time to get "Double Take" into production: The Mouse House has finished casting the African American action comedy, to be helmed by George Gallo ("29th Street"). The film's…
If digital filmmaking was simmering on the back burner before, Sony used the National Assn. of Broadcasters confab in Las Vegas to heat things up Sunday, hyping its advancements and deals in…
In a suit that could bode ill for Destination Film Distribution as well as other insurance-backed film companies, Neil Sacker has sued his former employer.
Actress Claire Trevor, who memorably carved a niche as the hard-bitten gal with a heart of gold in such films as "Dead End," "Stagecoach" and "Key Largo," for which she won a supporting actress…
Touchstone Pictures has purchased an idea for a black comedy titled "The Gory Details," to be produced by Disney-based Bay Films and written by Topper Lilien and Carroll Cartwright ("Where the Money…
Universal and Jersey Films are back in the Elmore Leonard business, paying mid-six figures upfront against $2.5 million-$3 million for his upcoming novel "Pagan Babies." Despite the sluggish book…
Paramount's military drama "Rules of Engagement" strafed an eclectic squadron of weekend rivals, grossing a studio-estimated $15.3 million to unseat three-week champ "Erin Brockovich." Universal's…
Local films snatched the limelight in many key countries in an interesting frame at the overseas box office, while Oscar's glow pushed the cume of UIP/DreamWorks' "American Beauty" to $154.3 million…