Sony Pictures has struck a deal with "Blade" scribe David Goyer for a feature adaptation of the Harlan Ellison sci-fi novel "Phoenix Without Ashes."
Producer David L. Wolper is entrusting his archives, production records, manuscripts, photographs and memorabilia to USC's School of Cinema-Television.
A broad spread of international cinema, headlined by some cutting-edge fare and a sprinkling of fest faves, marks this year's Directors Fortnight lineup, the last of the sections to reveal its slate…
At a board meeting Tuesday night, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences voted to table a motion to rescind its January decision to combine the categories of documentary feature and docushort.
Natalie Portman, who next appears in the oncoming summer steam-train "Star Wars: Episode I -- Phantom Menace," is in final negotiations to star in "Where the Heart Is," the feature helming debut for…
The third annual City of Lights, City of Angels premieres tonight at the Directors Guild, with Bertrand Tavernier's "Ca Commence Aujourd'hui" ("It Starts Today"), a Berlin Festival selection.
Polygram Filmed Entertainment is changing its name to Universal Pictures Intl., the latest step in integrating PFE into U's operations.
William Kartozian will step down at the end of the year as president of the National Assn. of Theatre Owners, a position he has held for the past 11 years.
Aussie actor Heath Ledger, currently onscreen in the teen comedy "10 Things I Hate About You," has been cast opposite Mel Gibson in Columbia's American Revolutionary War film, tentatively titled "The…
In an effort to avoid being crushed by the looming "Star Wars" prequel, distributors have inadvertently created the most jam-packed July in recent memory.
Moscow is on the Hudson. A deal has been inked with Good Machine Intl. to turn Mark Ames and Matt Taibbi's kiss-and-tell Moscow book "The Exile" into a pic. Action centers on the two Gen X-ers'…