In a rare case of a jury verdict wholeheartedly endorsed by the critical cognoscenti, Japanese actor-director Takeshi Kitano's lyrical drama about a remorseful ex-cop, "Hana-bi," was awarded the…
Columbia and "Forrest Gump" producer Wendy Finerman have made a deal on "Yes We Can," a fact-based inspirational story to be scripted by Dennis Hackin about a hard-nosed football coach in Michigan…
There were some risky projects being pushed on the Lido during the Venice Intl. Film Festival, but a Russian project topped them all: It intends to blast two actors into space for a 10-day location…
Danny Huston, son of famed helmer John Huston, will once more follow in his father's footsteps, directing "Illegals" for Kushner-Locke Prods., the company confirmed.
Connecticut's tiny Mashantucket Pequot Indian tribe, owners of the world's biggest casino, is going Hollywood.
Buena Vista Intl. is distributing “Air Force One” internationally; Sony has the film in North America. Information was wrong in a story Thursday about the Venice Intl. Film Festival.
The summer movie season is definitely over. The weekend's only wide newcomer, Warner Bros.' "Fire Down Below," topped the chart with a tepid $6.1 million, according to studio estimates, while the…
Representatives from the U.S. film industry and France's rights collection agency Sacem have agreed to continue the Franco American Fund for Cinema and Television, set up last year to help young…
John Cusack is near a deal to star for director Mike Newell in "Pushing Tin," an irreverent look at air traffic controllers. The film will be cleared for takeoff shortly at Fox 2000, where Art Linson…
Irish director Neil Jordan is moving to Columbia Pictures for his next movie, an adaptation of Graham Greene's novel "The End of the Affair."
Universal Pictures has beamed in Michael Cooney's pitch "Earth Dick" for a low six-figure to mid-six-figure pricetag, sources said Thursday.