Elie Samaha and Ashok Amritraj's Franchise Pictures is in advanced negotiations to sign a multi-pic distribution agreement with Warner Bros.-based Morgan Creek Prods.
MGM's motto is "Ars Gratia Artis." Mickey Mouse and his pals live in the Wonderful World of Disney. But the guiding axiom of ambitious indie purveyor the Shooting Gallery could be the classic…
Nickelodeon Movies is teaming up with Imagine Entertainment to produce a live action feature version of the classic kids story "How to Eat Fried Worms." Thomas Schlamme ("So I Married an Axe…
They may be 3,000 miles from Hollywood, but Gotham-based casting directors who work on independent films are finding Hollywood's bottom-line mentality increasingly pervasive.
The MPAA has rejected October Films' bid to lower the rating of the Trey Parker comedy "Orgazmo" to R from NC-17.
Columbia Pictures, on the prowl for more "mature" films, has inked New York-based indie producers Sarah Green and Maggie Renzi to a three-year, first-look deal.
The 34th Chicago Intl. Film Festival opens tonight with the U.S. premiere of "Little Voice," a tale of a woman who escapes a painful home life through song. Starring Jane Horrocks, Brenda Blethyn and…
Though New York-based Rialto Pictures specializes in the theatrical reissuing of restored versions of such legendary films as Fellini's "Nights of Cabiria" (1957) and Godard's "Contempt" (1963)…
Fox Searchlight's Irish comedy "Waking Ned Devine" will open the second annual New York Comedy Film Festival, which runs Oct. 21-25.
Columbia TriStar's monster movie is making waves in Slovakia.
Admissions in Western Europe totaled 761 million last year, up from 711 million in 1996, continuing a rising trend in film audiences of the region throughout the 1990s, according to data released…