R “Apt Pupil” (TriStar Pictures); “for scenes of strong violence, language and brief sexuality.” “Phantoms” (Miramax); “for sci-fi violence/gore and language.” “Portrait in Red” (York Home…
Director Wes Craven will receive the 1997 Lifetime Achievement Award at this year's ShowEast, the confab for exhibitors and distributors that will be held from Oct. 20-23 at Atlantic City's Trump Taj…
Warner Bros.' Slovak partner, Antonin Drobny of Gemini Film, is restructuring his distribution company and renaming it Continental Film, effective Jan. 1.
The 33rd Chicago Intl. Film Festival, the longest-running competitive fest in North America, kicks off Thursday with 150 features from 30 countries, seminars and special career tributes.
Columbia Pictures, in one of its very few pitch purchases this year, has optioned Scott Fifer's sports/gender comedy "What Men Want Most" in a preemptive low-six-figure deal, sources familiar with…
Roman Polanski confirmed that he's planning to direct "The Count of Monte Cristo'' for Alliance Pictures.
Ethan Hawke, due onscreen next in "Gattaca" and "Great Expectations," is in serious talks to star in "Snow Falling On Cedars" under Scott Hicks' helm for Universal Pictures, sources said Friday.
Italian audiences succumbed to "Lolita's" charms, while "My Best Friend's Wedding" captivated lots of Aussies and "The Lost World: Jurassic Park" had monster preems in three European markets last…
The reviews of Oliver Stone's new sunbaked noirish drama, "U-Turn," have ranged from rhapsodic to dismissive, but even the pic's fans are finding something very familiar about its script, based on…
In his first major deal since hanging his producing shingle at Warner Bros., former Columbia TriStar Motion Picture Cos. chairman Mark Canton's Canton Co. has pacted for the next script written by…
UA is trying to make contact with the big bucks from outer space. After a daylong bidding war with TriStar, UA prexy Lindsay Doran Thursday bought a pitch for a big-budget sci-fi comedy "Metalheads"…