One week after canceling "American Gangster," Universal has committed to distribute a film on the same subject that will cost only $6 million. Production will begin in Harlem Nov. 3 on "Carlito's…
Anthony Hopkins will star in helmer Roger Donaldson's "The World's Fastest Indian." The film, which started shooting last week, is produced by Donaldson and producing partner Gary Hannam.
Japan's oldest film studio, Shochiku Co., is tuning up a toon division. New unit aims to produce five animated films and TV projects annually, according to its head, Shochiku general manager of…
In setting out to make "Michael Moore Hates America,'' Michael Wilson wanted to unmask the deceptive and manipulative techniques he believes Moore uses to create his films. And he landed the dean of…
Heading into the school holidays in Europe, "Shark Tale" was the biggest fish in the ocean over the weekend, signaling a B.O. upturn after a couple of becalmed months.
Collectively the Hollywood majors are enjoying a strong year in Japan, their biggest theatrical market outside the U.S. The studios racked up $688 million in B.O. receipts through the end of…
Jerry Lewis has been voted to receive the career achievement award of the Los Angeles Film Critics Assn.
As the fall Oscar derby continues, two new releases left the gate at full gait this weekend. In its first full weekend of release, Fine Line's "Vera Drake" grossed $43,000 from two Gotham screens…
Having just reached a deal with studios and networks, the Writers Guild now has a headache awaiting it in court. It's facing a Dec. 14 trial in Los Angeles over how it awards screenwriter credits.
Welcome to the Screener Snafus: Year Two. Oscar voters will be getting their free DVD players by Thanksgiving, but Cinea's ambitious screener plans seem to be on hold until next year. The bottom…
"In America" director Jim Sheridan has signed on to helm Paramount/MTV action-adventure pic "Locked and Loaded," featuring rap star 50 Cent.