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The most distinctive aspect of "Kaaterskill Falls" --- its almost completely improvised story and dialogue --- also proves to be its biggest shortcoming. Improv approach doesn't work for this…
One of Paris' controversial multi-access monthly cinema passes will up its price in June because it's proving too popular.
The Middle Ages is back in a big way for Italo costumers. Pupi Avati is first out of the gate with the swashbuckling "Knights of the Quest." Tale of five young Crusaders in search of the Holy Shroud…
One the eve of the Cannes premiere of its computer-animated film "Shrek," DreamWorks has acquired the screen rights to "Truckers," "Diggers" and "Wings," a series of bestselling fantasy novels that…
With an eye toward creating a star vehicle for Bruce Willis, MGM Pictures has tapped "Die Hard II" scribe Doug Richardson to adapt his own novel, "True Believers." Willis and Arnold Rifkin's Cheyenne…
Buena Vista Home Entertainment has quietly started informing major retailers that surprise hit "Spy Kids" from Disney's Miramax/Dimension will be released on video in September.
Alliance Atlantis Motion Picture Distribution has acquired worldwide rights to family pic "Virginia's Run," starring Gabriel Byrne and Joanne Whalley.
Robert Levin, a former head of worldwide marketing at Sony Pictures Entertainment and Walt Disney Pictures, has become prexy of entertainment marketing company Creative Domain Enterprises.
Lawrence Bender Prods. has signed first-look deals with producer Karen Barber ("Pumpkin") and producer Ross Grayson Bell ("Fight Club").
Boutique f/x shop Tigar Hare Studios has pacted with Shanghai Digital Studios in China to create high-quality computer-generated animation at a reduced cost for U.S. productions.