Academy Award winner Frances McDormand is in final negotiations to top "Laurel Canyon" for indie production shingle Antidote Intl. Films.
At a time when the majors are withdrawing many big-star deals because they're more about vanity than production, young stars are, paradoxically, getting more deals than ever. And, surprisingly, their…
The sure bets paid off last weekend as "Planet of the Apes" ruled in the U.K., "Cats & Dogs" captivated Mexico, "A.I. Artificial Intelligence" topped the charts in Taiwan, and "Rush Hour 2" charged…
Steve Martin will receive this year's top honor at the 17th Boston Film Festival. Martin will be attending the U.S. premiere of "Novocaine," film noir that also features Helena Bonham Carter, Kevin…
In an unusual twist, the only place the special edition of Dimension's "Spy Kids" will be offered for the foreseeable future is in movie theaters.
U.S. rights for "Audition," the new pic from Japanese helmer Takashi Miike, has been picked up by Vitagraph Films, the distribution arm of the American Cinematheque.
ShowBizData.com has partnered with the Video Software Dealers Assn.'s VidTrac rental revenue tracking system to create a service offering customized reports reflecting a film's box office gross and…
Hallmark is to begin work on the $40 million "Thief of Baghdad," the most expensive film ever shot in India, at the end of the year.
Hindi-lingo pic "Ashoka the Great" will screen at the Venice Intl. Film Fest as India's official entry.
Paramount Classics co-president and former Fine Line Features prexy Ruth Vitale will complete the 58th Venice Intl. Film Festival's Opera Prima jury headed by French director Cedric Kahn.
Miramax Films is preparing to throw its full weight behind a mighty Oscar campaign for the Gallic smash "Amelie From Montmartre" - and director Jean-Pierre Jeunet and star Audrey Tautou must be…