Albert Johnson, 74, former artistic director of the San Francisco Film Festival and popular lecturer on the cinema at the University of California at Berkeley and throughout the world, died Oct. 17…
Filled with entrancing, spectacular dance sequences, "Sun Bird" looks great. The trouble is that the drama surrounding the choreographed sequences is not nearly as captivating as the onstage…
Filmmaker Tom Shadyac has asked former Universal Pictures marketing mavens Buffy Shutt and Kathy Jones to take a key role in planning the marketing on his Robin Williams starrer, "Patch Adams."
Filled with superficial characters, stock situations and remarkably unfunny lines, "Hair Shirt" is an almost entirely unsuccessful attempt to craft a modern-day screwball comedy.
The Israel Film Festival is gearing up for its 15th annual celebration.
Michael Gaston, who recently wrapped a role in Bruce Beresford’s “Double Jeopardy” at Paramount, has joined the cast of Avenue Pictures’ indie “Letters From a Wayward Son.” Gaston, who is repped by…
Lexington Road Prods. has created a family-film production company, East of Doheny, which has two features in pre-production.
Actors Angela Bassett, Anne Heche, Irene Bedard, Jackie Chan, Paul Rodriguez and director Carl Franklin will be presented with the Diversity Award at a tribute Oct. 27, at the Playboy mansion in…
Donald Sutherland's 30-year film career will be spotlighted Oct. 27, and a restoration of the landmark 1927 "Battleship Potemkin" will be screened during the 1998 AFI Film Fest.
The first crop of domestic productions released this fall has met with a uniformly dismal fate in national theaters, but Italy's current box office season is off to a flying start nonetheless, with…
Almost 127 years to the day after Mrs. O'Leary's legendary cow kicked off the Great Chicago Fire, DreamWorks has bought the pitch "The Ghosts of October," an actioner set against the 1871…