The Sundance Institute has finalized its class roster for the 1999 composers lab, the companion to the Institute's feature film program that wrapped in Utah last month.
The 52nd Locarno Intl. Film Festival, running Aug. 4-14 in Italian-speaking Switzerland, boasts a competition lineup of 20 pics with a good geographical spread, though it's especially strong on…
France's Federation Nationale des Cinemas Francais (FNCF), which reps the majority of the country's exhibitors, is to open talks with Gallic producers and distributors to see how they can ease the…
Director John Frankenheimer has inked a four-picture deal with Miramax Films. Under the pact, the veteran helmer will make pics for both Miramax and sister company Dimension Films.
Record-busting launches by the "Star Wars" prequel in the U.K. and "Tarzan" in Mexico and two Asian territories, plus more rollicking debuts by "The Mummy" generated plenty of heat at the foreign…
Eager to give upstart filmmakers a break, the Hollywood Film Festival will hold world and U.S. preems for a dozen indies during its third annual competition Aug. 4-9 at Paramount Studios.
Kurt C. Hall, prexy and CEO of United Artists Theatre Circuit, has been named 1999 Pioneer of the Year by the Foundation of Motion Picture Pioneers.
As good-natured and inspirational as its subject, "The Life and Times of Hank Greenberg" commemorates the fabled Detroit Tigers slugger who --- as Jackie Robinson did for blacks later on --- combated…
Hill Harper will join the ensemble cast of Steven Bochco’s new CBS medical drama, “City of Angels.” Harper stars alongside Blair Underwood and Vivica A. Fox as an eager young resident in an…
Disney has bought the comedy pitch "Lone Man on Campus" for producer Beau Flynn, paying a low six figures.
Kevin Spacey's production banner Trigger Street has paid high-five against mid-six figures for screen rights to "Ninth Life," a comic crime caper by Gotham-based lit agent Jimmy Vines, who is making…