An intriguing internal power struggle is unfolding at the China Film Import and Export Corp. -- and so far Hollywood is reaping the benefits.
Even with 150 films to launch into wide release each year, the studios -- like most Americans in the post-Thanksgiving haze -- opt for leftovers in the first weekend of December, sticking with the…
Devon Sawa ("Final Destination") has been cast as the male lead in Lions Gate's "Christmas With J.D.," a coming-of-age drama slated to begin lensing Jan. 8 in Montreal.
The sex appeal and physical antics of "Charlie's Angels" and Jim Carrey's star power in "The Grinch" ensured buoyant bows for both titles last week -- but there are early signs that neither title may…
Toei's new pic "Battle Royale" is stirring just that among Japanese politicians. On the heels of an emerging critical stir, the Japanese parliament held a special screening of the film -- about a…
The 2000 award season began on a literary note Wednesday as the National Board of Review crowned "Quills," Philip Kaufman's film about the last days of the Marquis de Sade, this year's best picture…
Producers and critics will square off in a forum Dec. 18 on filmmaking art vs. commerce at the Los Angeles Film School Theater in Hollywood at 7:30 p.m.
Madstone Films, a new Gotham hothouse for first-time digital directors, has put its first three filmmakers under contract.
Spanish film and TV producer Cesar Benitez is inviting Euro firms to take a stake in his Boca Group, and British-based media conglom Pearson is among those in the frame.
Jonathan Demme is finalizing plans to direct "The Truth About Charlie" as his next pic, looking to start production in the spring for Universal.
Japan's oldest film studio, Shochiku Co., has been through some lean times as a corporation, but the venerable firm is reaping the fruits of a local B.O. hit and is wrapping its first co-production…