Paul Hancock's World Wide Motion Pictures is expanding into the theatrical distribution biz with the release of "Amy," an Australian film directed by Nadia Tass and starring Rachel Griffiths ("Hilary…
The overwhelmingly successful cheap cinema pass launched by French exhibitor UGC looks set to revolutionize the country's entire cinema industry as indie exhibs seem close to coming on board.
Meryl Streep is in negotiations to join Nicolas Cage in the upcoming Columbia Pictures black comedy, "Adaptation."
Norway's state-owned production company Norsk Film commenced principal photography Tuesday on "The Greatest Thing," a $4 million feature based on Norwegian author Bjornstjerne Bjornson's classic…
Jack Valenti is confident that Hollywood features will be available for secure download via the Internet in as little as one year. On his 26th visit to the Festival of American Cinema, the MPA topper…
Disney edged Fox for the summer box office crown, with the Mouse House finishing with $390.2 million when final figures were tabulated -- a lead of $1.1 million. Fox tallied $389.1 million.
Miramax Films has closed a deal with scribes T.J. Scott and Kevin Lund for their spec script "Airtight." The duo will be paid low- against mid-six figures. Miramax's Bob Osher, co-president of…
"Turn It Up" is a hip-hop downer that makes the high-risk high-life of contempo gangstas seem glumly routine. Patently absurd in both the details and larger aspects, the ultraserious pic is…
Mekhi Phifer and Kevin Carroll are starring in the Dimension Films drama "Paid in Full," the feature writing and directing debut of Charles Stone III.
The Tarantino effect is very much in evidence in "The Way of the Gun," a disappointing feature directorial debut from Christopher McQuarrie, who won the original screenplay Oscar for "The Usual…
A contingent of Universal senior execs was on hand at the American Film Festival here Tuesday to join their new Gallic owners in celebrating the screening of "U-571," a co-production between…