Peter Bart - The Backlot
A decade after John Hughes vanished into the mists of the Reagan era, leaving behind a legacy of teen movies that were as an indelible a mark of 1980s culture as Ray-Ban sunglasses and "The Preppy…
A megaplex that brings a luxurious feel to the arthouse experience opened its doors last week in, where else? Mais oui, Paris!
Steven Gaydos - Eurotrack
The production industry in Oz is in a funk -- and now it appears even "Mad Max" is turning his back on the country. A downturn in international films and TV series shot Down Under, which began six…
Artisan Entertainment has promoted film-music veteran Gwen Bethel Riley to senior vice president of its music division.
Two game stars are forced to carry the lien on their backs in "Bringing Down the House," a black-collides-with-white culture comedy that could have been a lot wilder and crazier than it is. With…
Susan Sarandon will star in "A Whale in Montana" for Andrew Stevens' PowerHouse Entertainment and director George Hickenlooper.
The theme at Saturday's AFM panel on offbeat production funding, programmed by Women in Film Intl., was clear: If at first you don't succeed, go somewhere else -- ideally, to the country or state…
In the first-ever North American presale of a Korean film, Dimension Films has acquired North American and remake rights to the South Korean pic "Teacher Mr. Kim." Cinema Service is selling the pic…
The Las Palmas de Gran Canaria Intl. Film Festival has launched a new minimart -- the EuroForum '03 Audiovisual Co-Production Market -- aimed at furthering European co-productions and investment in…