Chestnut Hill Prods. has acquired film rights to Joyce Carol Oates' soon-to-be-published novel "Foxfire," a story about an all-girl teenage gang in the 1950s, to be developed for the screen and…
Producers Richard D. Zanuck and Lili Fini Zanuck and MGM have set "The Bodyguard" director Mick Jackson and "Wayne's World" star Dana Carvey for their comedy "Clean Slate" (Daily Variety, Jan. 19)…
"Braindead," described by its New Zealand helmer Peter Jackson as a study in "gore, gore, gore," won the Grand Prix at the 21st Festival du Film Fantastique at Avoriaz, held Jan. 16 to 23. Fest was…
Dutch music behemoth and emerging movie giant Polygram has grabbed U.K.-based vid distribbery Vision Video Ltd. from General Electric Capital Corp. for a bargain price, believed to be below $ 5.6…
Although 27% of the Publicists Guild's active members are currently unemployed, a recent membership survey by the guild shows that those members who are working are often making more money than the…
"Bram Stoker's Dracula" continued on a tear overseas last week while "Beauty and the Beast"-- which soared to $ 190 million -- seized the mantle of all-time top grosser in Italy from "Johnny…
"Extreme Justice" found MPAA justice in New York yesterday when the Code and Ratings Administration appeals board overturned the Los Angeles' boards' NC-17 rating and awarded it an R rating.
Broadcasters, film studios and news directors are among a group of parties that has filed suit to block Federal Communications Commission rules that limit "indecent" programming to between midnight…
The Sundance Film Festival is overpopulated with young artisans, but one of this year's most unusual is director Jonathan Darby, whose short film "Contact" played late Wednesday night.
Disney is offering moviegoers a special three-month rebate promotion and discounts on products associated with "Aladdin" to keep up the boxoffice momentum on the highest-grossing animated film ever.
Another round of early negotiations between the Directors Guild of America and the producers has made no progress toward an agreement.