DreamWorks' "American Beauty" was named best film of the year by National Board of Review, whose annual announcement traditionally marks the launch of the awards season.
Sony Pictures Entertainment has picked up "The Adventures of Joe Dirt," a pic Warner Bros. has placed into turnaround. A cavalcade of Saturday Night Live alumni will drive the project
Warner Village Cinemas has pulled out of a joint venture to build a 21-screen multiplex on the grounds of Rome's Cinecitta Studios, while leaving the door open for the exhibition outfit's…
A stellar performance by sci-fi actioner "The Matrix" has pushed Warner Bros. Pictures Intl.'s overseas box office total over the $1 billion mark for the year.
After spending several months looking at more than 2,000 young boys around the country, helmer Jon Turteltaub and the Walt Disney Co. have closed a deal with newcomer Spencer Breslin to co-star with…
Mandalay Pictures has tapped Ben Affleck to star opposite Robert De Niro in "The Score." Pic will go before cameras March 6 in Montreal, making it Mandalay's next "go" film.
Every Yuletide seems to require at least one dumb comedy, and this year's seasonal quota is now officially filled with "Deuce Bigalow: Male Gigolo." Made by many of the personnel involved with Adam…
In Australia to promote the Thursday bow of micro-budget horror hit "The Blair Witch Project," the film's co-directors, Daniel Myrick and Eduardo Sanchez, confirmed their next film will be a comedy…
Adrian Lyne is in negotiations to helm an untitled psychological thriller for Fox 2000, based on a script by Alvin Sargent ("Anywhere But Here," "Bogus").
The director of a film savaging Mexico's ruling party has accused state-funded co-producers Imcine of sabotaging its release.
Paramount Classics has acquired U.S. rights to "Sunshine" and has slated the pic for a late-spring or early-summer release.