Frank J. Downey, an employee of Technicolor for more than 42 years, died Jan. 6 of natural causes at his home in Toluca Lake. He was 92.
While "Titanic" steamed through its fourth -- and record-breaking -- weekend in the U.S., James Cameron's epic was making even bigger waves abroad, pulling in an awesome $31.3 million on 2,965…
HIGH POINTS: Buoyed by the critical success of releases “Secrets & Lies” and “Breaking the Waves,” arthouse distrib October Films nearly doubled its theatrical revenues in 1997, to $18.9 million from…
The Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences has named Pete Clark, a longtime special effects expert, winner of the John A. Bonner Medal of Commendation.
Once again it was tough for niche distribs not affiliated with studios to make a dent at the box office, although some bright spots like "Eve's Bayou" and "Kama Sutra" did find an audience. Whether…
Sony Pictures Classics co-presidents Michael Barker, Tom Bernard and Marcie Bloom kicked off 1997 by renewing their contracts with corporate parent Sony Pictures Entertainment for another five years.
German distribs are celebrating a record year at the box office. According to EDI statistics, revenues reached DM1.4 billion ($773 million) in 1997, up from last year's record of DM1.3 billion ($726…
Ellen Wander's boutique international sales outfit Film Bridge Intl. has acquired worldwide rights to the drama "Elvis Is Alive, I Swear I Just Saw Him Eating a Ding-Dong Outside the Piggly-Wiggly."
Saban Entertainment has inked an exclusive, two-year MOW and miniseries deal with feature film producer Bo Zenga's Boz Prods.
EXCLUSIVEKenneth Branagh is in final negotiations to star in "Alien Love Triangle," the next film from the "Trainspotting" team of director Danny Boyle, writer John Hodge and producer Andrew…
Daniel Martin Bresler, a retired still photographer who worked on numerous motion pictures, died Dec. 25 of heart failure in Van Nuys. He was 75.