Peter Bart: The Backlot
When he arrived in Toronto on April 26 for the North American premiere of Werner Herzog's "Wheel of Time" at the Hot Docs Intl. Documentary Festival, Steven Seldenberg expected 10 people to show for…
Magazine writers who haven't had your articles optioned, blame your editors: They're trying too hard to come up with clever headlines. Just ask Texas Monthly writer Skip Hollandsworth, who last week…
Audiences ready, willing and able to find their inner four-year-old may have a decent time at "Daddy Day Care," but others are likely to find Eddie Murphy's latest foray into kidpicdom scarcely more…
The Bollywood envelope gets pushed to pop in "Jism," a smoldering drama of noirish desire and dirty deeds that's two-and-a-quarter hours of pure atmosphere. Pulp story, lying somewhere between…
Timed to coincide with the release of "X2: X-Men United," Free Comic Book Day opens its pages this year on May 3rd. The event, which piggybacked on last year's "Spider-Man" release, aims to bring…
John and Joan Cusack have stepped out of Paramount's remake of "The Stepford Wives" for family reasons. Matthew Broderick is negotiating to replace him; Bette Midler is set to replace her.
Lot 47 CEO Greg Williams has come on board as a full partner in fellow Gotham-based specialty distribution boutique Cowboy Pictures, expanding the infrastructure of the latter company while retaining…
New Line Cinema has acquired U.S. rights to the Senator Intl. production "Harold & Kumar Go to White Castle" in a negative pickup. Directed by Danny Leiner ("Dude, Where's My Car?"), the pic follows…
The Mayor's Office of Film, Theater & Broadcasting has its own project to unspool during the upcoming Tribeca festival.