John Leguizamo has signed to star with Denise Richards and Peter Sarsgaard in "Empire," a film written and directed by Franc Reyes which has just started production in New York under the Gotham-based…
Columbia Pictures has inked a deal to make Bix Skahill's laffer "Life Without Dick," and is in final negotiations with Sarah Jessica Parker.
Just as most foreign exhibitors are bailing out of the difficult German market, French media group Pathe is set to build its first German multiplex.
Regent Entertainment has acquired all foreign territories outside Canada for three Showtime Original Pictures: Emilio Estevez's "Rated X," Tony Bill's "Harlan County War" and Steven E. De Souza's…
The French Directors and Producers Assn. (ARP) is using novel tactics to step up its fight against flat-rate monthly cinema passes sold by France's main exhibitors. As of today, they will grant free…
Freddie Prinze Jr. will star in an as-yet-untitled martial arts project from Miramax Films. Pic is based on a pitch from "Karate Kid" scribe Robert Mark Kamen. Story follows an American boy raised by…
Ellen Burstyn will receive the 2000 National Board of Review of Motion Pictures career achievement award, presented by the NBR and Biography magazine.
Future Film Group has acquired U.K. rights to Fred Schepisi's "Last Orders," which will be released through its distribution alliance with Metrodome.
Universal Pictures has boosted Linda Pace-Alexander to vice president of special projects, up from her post as director. She will continue to oversee the creation, planning and execution for all of…
The eighth edition of the Hamptons Intl. Film Festival will spotlight more than 100 features, documentaries, panel discussions and shorts -- including Maggie Greenwald's "Songcatcher," which will…
Toho, a leading Japanese movie studio, posted record net profits of 4.1 billion yen ($39 million) during the six months ended Aug. 31, up 7% over the same period last year.