Director John Dahl has shuffled his dance card at Miramax. A plan to direct Michael Keaton in the film "Blackout" has been postponed, and instead Dahl will direct Matt Damon in "Rounders," a film to…
Commemorating the 50th anniversary of the start of the industry's blacklist era, the four top talent guilds are presenting "Hollywood Remembers the Blacklist" Monday at the Academy of Motion Picture…
World Brief: Germany
In a groundbreaking approach to indie film finance and production, Ed Pressman and Quadra Entertainment have set up a joint venture that will handle at least five mid-sized feature actioners over the…
Banner Pictures has acquired all North American rights to director Bob Swaim's "The Climb" for a mid-six- figure minimum guarantee.
Guy Pearce --- the Aussie actor currently co-starring with Kevin Spacey and country-mate Russell Crowe in "L.A. Confidential" --- is in advanced talks to co-star with Robert Carlyle ("The Full…
Strand Releasing, the Santa Monica-based specialized film company, has hired Gail Blumenthal in the new position of vice president of distribution.
The Halloween movie season gets underway with a screening of a rare new 35mm print of Alfred Hitchcock's "Psycho" that highlights the Orpheum Theatre's third annual "Spook-a-thon '97" horror film…
Catching a movie probably won't be high on the agenda when Chinese President Jiang Zemin arrives Sunday in Washington to meet with President Clinton.
George Wendt has been cast in "Outside Providence," opposite Alec Baldwin and Shawn Hatosy. Newcomer Amy Smart also is close to a deal to join the Michael Corrente-helmed coming-of-age pic, which…
As Mifed moved to its halfway point Tuesday, the pace of sales picked up and anticipation started to build among U.S. buyers involved in imminent North American deals on three pics: John Boorman's…