Showtime PPV is making its annual push for pay-per-view and video-on-demand services, reporting record revs in 2002 -- driven mostly by increased rentals of theatrical movies and pornos. But even a…
The slew of deals continued at the Berlin Intl. Film Fest on Monday as Focus Intl., Sony and Miramax pounced on pics.
Oscar-winning "Traffic" scribe Steve Gaghan will adapt and direct "And Dead I Well May Be," a novel by Adrian McKinty about an Irish mobster who sets himself up for retribution when he romances the…
The pint-sized heroes of Dimension's "Spy Kids" movies will have to face down the Italian Stallion in the upcoming third installment of the hit franchise.
Art pic aficionado Richard Lorber is back in the distribution game with a newly formed DVD label, Koch Lorber Films. The Gotham-based specialty film distrib will launch in the second quarter with an…
Veteran producer Art Linson last year penned a Hollywood tell-all titled "What Just Happened." Impatient that not enough was happening, Linson decided to write some screenplays and will shortly turn…
Paramount and Nickelodeon Films have drafted Tim Allen for dad duty in "Father Knows Best," the bigscreen version of the TV series classic.
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A big-hearted, crowd-pleasing dramatic comedy set against a tumultuous, roughly year-long period during German reunification in late 1989 and 1990, "Good Bye Lenin!" is a treat for auds of all…
Motion Picture Assn. prexy Jack Valenti has written to Mexican president Vicente Fox warning that a one-peso (10¢) fee levied on admissions may jeopardize the majors' investments in local production.
Alcon Entertainment has made a mid-six-figure against seven-figure deal with "The Fast and the Furious" scribe Gary Scott Thompson for the drama pitch "Baby Monitor."