A record 47 countries -- including Bhutan and Nepal -- have submitted pics to compete for the 1999 best foreign language film Oscar.
Revelations Entertainment, the production shingle headed by actor Morgan Freeman and producer Lori McCreary, has opened a Gotham-based development office, which will be headed by Jan Harrison.
Comic team Mike Nichols and Elaine May will unite at the U.S. Comedy Arts Festival, where they will accept a career tribute from actor-comedian Steve Martin.
Universal has paid mid- against high-six figures for Greg Mitchell's Little League baseball memoir "Joy in Mudville" for Tom Hanks and Gary Goetzman's production shingle, the Playtone Co.
Quentin Crisp, the eccentric writer, performer and raconteur best known for his autobiography "The Naked Civil Servant," which was made into a TV film starring John Hurt, died Sunday after collapsing…
MGM, coming off its best B.O. opening weekend ever, has slapped down a low- against mid-six-figure amount for the spec script "A Guy Thing," penned by Greg Glienna and Pete Schwaba.
Don't mothball that Darth Maul costume just yet, "Star Wars" fans. "Episode I -- The Phantom Menace" returns to theaters next week. But this is no scheme by Fox to get the pic's domestic gross up to…
Mark Norman, who knows a thing or two about weaving through the Hollywood maze, had a message for the five winners of the Nicholl screenwriting fellowships. Don't take any nonsense.
In a so-so frame for freshmen in Europe, foreign debutantes "The World Is Not Enough," "The Bone Collector" and "Double Jeopardy" provided most of thrills at the international box office.
Independent Cinema Distributors is planning to build 500 luxury screening rooms, strictly to show indie work, inside major book, music and coffee retailers.
Sony Pictures Entertainment has purchased the option for "American Dream" along with an order for a rewrite by red-hot Kansas City-based scribe John Scott Shepherd.