Director Stephen Herek ("Mr. Holland's Opus") is in talks with Twentieth Century Fox to direct a remake of Jules Verne's "Around the World in 80 Days." Pic, set in the 19th century, is being produced…
National Assn. of Theatre Owners prexy William F. Kartozian will receive the ShowEast Career Achievement Award at this year's convention, which will run Oct. 18-21 in Atlantic City, N.J.
A clone of "Life Is Beautiful" in superficial terms only, "Jakob the Liar," a seriocomedy about a man who promotes hopeful illusions in a Polish Jewish ghetto during World War II, is a markedly…
A Deauville riddle: Who's got American awards to spare, is lionized in Gaul and speaks French?
Warner Bros. has snagged the spec script "Urban Townie" by tyro writer Jesse Wigutow, beating out Artisan in the process.
Hollywood creatives and cultural conservatives may not be happy with the Motion Picture Assn. of America's 30-year-old content code, but parents still like it, according to a survey commissioned by…
There is yet another ticket-sales controversy at the Toronto Intl. Film Festival. In what is almost an annual rite, some filmgoers in Toronto are loudly complaining about the way tickets are sold for…
Lions Gate Films has announced its acquisition of Kevin Smith's religious comedy "Dogma" from Miramax co-heads Harvey and Bob Weinstein.
Coveted covers of Time and Newsweek. More than $133.8 million in domestic box office. Filmmaker and actor appearances on “Good Morning America,” The Today Show,” “CBS This Morning” and “The Tonight…
Carrying away a large part of the critics at the Venice Intl. Film Festival, "The Wind Will Carry Us" takes the refined work of Iranian helmer Abbas Kiarostami up another notch to ever more…
In an attempt to tap into the exploding market for urban entertainment, HSI/Tomorrow Films has formed Endangered Species Pictures, a film company that will finance three to five urban pics per annum.