After nearly 3½ years as chief of the studio's production team, Columbia Pictures prexy Peter Schlessel is planning to step down by year's end.
Continuing its association with cutting-edge Thai filmmaking after horror hit "The Eye," Palm Pictures has acquired North American rights to "Last Life in the Universe," director Pen-ek Ratanaruang's…
The subject of premature babies receives sensitive treatment in "This Little Life." First-time director Sarah Gavron shows a sure hand in this properly small-scaled treatment of Rosemary Kay's…
The feature films "Lou," directed by Bret Carr, and "After the Past," directed by Ash Adams, drew top honors Wednesday at the Malibu Intl. Film Festival, taking the best picture prizes in the juried…
It's going to be an early wakeup call next month for "Matrix" fans in the U.S. In what might be called a "day and moment" strategy, Warner Bros. has decided to release "The Matrix Revolutions" at the…
Paramount Pictures has promoted veteran production exec Lee E. Rosenthal to VP, feature production management, for the motion picture group.
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Many of the national critics orgs voiced their upset about the MPAA voluntary screeners ban Wednesday. The Broadcast Film Critics Assn. said the new policy "seems certain to penalize the certain…
This year's accelerated Academy Awards season has complicated releasing and marketing decisions for specialty distribs.
Cate Blanchett will return home to star in "Little Fish," her first Oz film since the Fox-produced "Oscar and Lucinda" in 1997.