With the release of "An Alan Smithee Film --- Burn, Hollywood, Burn," the Directors Guild of America's all-purpose pseudonym for disowned films will make the unlikely move from cultish devotion to…
Patrick McDarrah and Joel Roodman, the former Miramax Films execs who founded the indie production company Gotham Entertainment two years ago, have ended their partnership.
Jodie Foster will receive the Santa Barbara Intl. Film Festival's Modern Master Award at the event's next unspooling (March 6-15). The prize is presented to an individual who has "enriched our…
Kevin Smith, the writer-director of such indie comedies as "Clerks" and "Chasing Amy," has inked a deal with Universal Pictures to pen the third installment of the "Fletch" films.
Setting up what could be a costly and divisive battle, Writers Guild of America West leaders Wednesday unveiled their plan to override the WGA East's rejection of a contract with film and TV…
September box office inched to a new record gross for the month at $325 million, .5% better than the prior peak set back in 1993. B.O. expanded by a more hefty 15% from one year ago and admissions…
The first concrete step toward the partial privatization of Italy's Cinecitta studios proceeded with a whimper and not a bang Wednesday, when state holding company Ente Cinema went forward with plans…
Friedrich Wilhelm Murnau arguably is the great film artist with the most neglected reputation. Between 1919 and 1931, he directed a handful of movies, including "Nosferatu," "The Last Laugh" and…
The acquisition bid for Cinamerica/Mann Theatres led by former Cinemaworld president Jeff Lewine is backed by leveraged buyout firm Warburg Pincus, Wall Street sources said Tuesday (Daily Variety…
Canadian pop star Celine Dion has booked a last-minute berth on "Titanic," the much-anticipated James Cameron pic, and she'll be belting out the film's theme song, "My Heart Will Go On."
Cleopatra had her Marc Antony. Now, "Cleopatra Jones" has her Don Cheadle. The actor has been hired by Warner Bros. to script and direct a contemporized remake of the 1973 blaxploitation film.