With "Moulin Rouge" kicking off its foreign tour with plenty of razzle-dazzle in Australia, and "The Mummy Returns" stalking through 31 markets, you'd have expected cinema owners to be humming happy…
Jennifer Heath and Michele Wolff have sold their pitch "The Ultimate Movie About Pissing Off the Wrong Person" to the Walt Disney Co. for mid- against high-six figures.
Molly Parker, Leelee Sobieski, Noah Taylor, Ulrich Tomsen and Paul Hipp will star opposite John Cusack in "Hoffman," the directorial debut of scribe Menno Meyjes ("The Color Purple").
"Pearl Harbor" seemed interminable to critics and some among the Memorial Day crowds. Disney even concedes that a 183-minute running time likely held its $75.2 million opening a bit in check.
Theater circuits may be trying to slim down, but studios are fattening up on opening-weekend screen counts. Movies are opening wider than in years past thanks to the spread of megaplexes and an…
Director George Armitage ("Grosse Pointe Blank") and son Brent have launched StudioNotes (SN) at www.studionotes.com, a service providing aspiring writers in-depth, studio-style development notes for…
With "Pearl Harbor" set to occupy Germany on June 7, that country's critics are throwing the same brickbats their Stateside colleagues did -- but with a twist.
Gregory Nava's El Norte Prods. is in final negotiations to set up a pitch set in the world of Latin dance competitions at Miramax Films. "On Two," a father-daughter story, will be penned by Lee Davis…
In this commencement season, the now infamous "Town & Country" is graduating to the record books as Hollywood's biggest modern-day flop. New Line's Warren Beatty starrer leaves U.S. theaters this…
Off Line Releasing, the nascent distrib whose pic "The Taste of Others" landed an Oscar nom for best foreign-language film last year, has tasted success -- but at a price.
German distributor Scotia Intl. sued Miramax Film Corp. Tuesday, claiming the filmmaker breached its license agreement by overpricing and failing to deliver acceptable films.