Millennium Films has acquired "Aftermath," a script by J.D. Zeik ("Ronin") that will be directed by Alexander Witt, a second unit director who's stepping up to the big leagues.
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Jose Carlos Oliveira, managing director of the Brazilian division of exhibitor United Cinemas Intl. (UCI), has been named managing director of Warner Bros. Brazil.
With political dismay mounting over the recent crackdown in Cuba, HBO is pulling Oliver Stone's Fidel Castro docu "Comandante" from its May schedule, saying new events have made the film "incomplete."
"Notting Hill" helmer Roger Michell's "The Mother" was one of five Directors Fortnight titles revealed Wednesday in a first hint of the flavor of the Cannes sidebar under new artistic director…
The American Film Institute's board of trustees has elected HBO topper Chris Albrecht and 2929 Entertainment founder-CEO Todd Wagner as members.
A rousing, well-crafted romp packed with ingenuity, duplicity, close calls and heroic gestures, "Bon Voyage" is true to its title. Centered on June 1940 when the French gov't and privileged classes…
Thesp Sunny Deol goes the whole nine yards as an Indian patriot in "The Hero: Love Story of a Spy," a wildly over-the-top, stridently nationalistic but undeniably entertaining slice of hokum. Story…
A scrupulously faithful adaptation of the successful young adult novel by Louis Sachar, "Holes" will no doubt speak clearly to its intended early teen audience. The book about a group of wayward boys…
Helmer Jan Hrebejk's "Pupendo" is powering the Czech B.O., racking up more than 300,000 admissions since opening three weeks ago. Only the two "Lord of the Rings" movies have bettered those figures.
Industryites in Toronto are working to allay fears that the SARS virus could be a threat to visiting cast, crew and fest-goers.