Just three weeks after the attacks that destroyed the World Trade Center, the Big Apple's film community is doing its best to prove that the show, as it were, is going on.
Here's the bottom line on distribs' year-end juggling: Some key weekends in November and December may prove a lot less crowded than expected.
It sounds like one of those rare alignments of the planets that happens once in a generation.
John Woo's pyrotechnic, expenses-be-damned approach to filmmaking helped "Mission: Impossible 2" become the blockbuster of summer 2000.
Making a preemptive bid worth high-six against low-seven figures, Fox 2000 has snagged spec script "Selling Time" from scribe and DreamWorks Television prexy Dan McDermott.
Producer Debra Martin Chase, via her Martin Chase Prods. shingle, has sealed a one-year, first-look overall production deal at the Walt Disney Co. Pact comes with an option to reup for another year.
Former Shooting Gallery Intl. prexy Steve Bickel has launched Aura Entertainment, a foreign sales and marketing shingle that will also finance, develop and produce features and television in all…
Fox has ordered an hourlong put pilot with a side order of action/adventure from helmer McG ("Charlie's Angels") and TV vet John McNamara.
French iconoclast Jacques Audiard skillfully bends some established genres in "Read My Lips," an offbeat romance-cum-film noir between a half-deaf wallflower and a down-at-the-heels thief. Audiard…
The foreign B.O. was hardly a model of consistency at the weekend as a slew of new titles zigzagged their way around the world.
Compaq Computer will use movies as a way to sell more of its already popular iPaq handheld devices. In a deal with IBM and TuneIn Network, the computer giant is bundling technology that enables iPaq…