DreamWorks big-budget horror pic "The Haunting" brought home a hair-raising $33 million in its initial weekend, far exceeding most expectations and leading a still-sizzling summer box office.
"Star Wars: Episode I -- The Phantom Menace" became on Saturday one of only two films ever to gross more than $400 million in its initial domestic release. "Titanic" is the other titan.
Call it the indie film dating game: For the fifth year running, the IFP will mount its No Borders program, which pairs projects in development with sources of potential financing as part of its…
Warner Bros. and Village Roadshow Pictures have acquired scribe Larry Golin's pitch "Officer Involved" for George Clooney and Robert Lawrence's Maysville Prods.
John Schlesinger has signed to direct "Two Gentlemen Sharing" for producers Hyperion Studio and Susan Landau.
Cineposium '99, an annual gathering of the Assn. of Film Commissioners Intl., exposed an ambivalent relationship between producers and local film commissioners.
Furst Films Prods. and director Marc Forster have begun principal photography on the "Everything Put Together." Indie pic will be shot digitally, knocking the lensing sked down to just two weeks.
Director Jan De Bont -- whose pic "The Haunting" bows today -- and his Blue Tulip Prods. are scaring up a profile as a producer, starting with a green light from United Artists on "The Paperboy."
Destination, in a preemptive bid, has snatched up North American rights to first-time filmmaker Peter M. Cohen's completed pic "Whipped."
Seth Green is in final negotiations to join the cast of New Line’s “Knockaround Guys” for producer Lawrence Bender. The gangster pic comes from scribes David Levien and Brian Koppelman, who are also…