Polite applause and a wide range of reactions greeted the industry's first full screenings of "Star Wars: Episode I - The Phantom Menace" which unspooled for exhibitors Tuesday night in eight key…
Chaross Pictures, the insurance-backed film library formed by Peter Hoffman and Jay Firestone, has arranged North American distribution for seven of its pics via Lions Gate Films.
Danny DeVito, Bette Midler, Neve Campbell and Jamie Lee Curtis have committed to star for director Nick Gomez in "Drowning Mona," a Peter L. Steinfeld-scripted comic whodunit surrounding the murder…
The Gen Art Film Festival awarded two prizes at its closing ceremonies Tuesday, held at Gotham's Upper West Side hot-spot Cream.
Noel Archambault, a pioneering large-format camera operator-stereographer who was killed last year in an aircraft crash while filming "Galapagos: The Enchanted Voyage" (Daily Variety, July 2), will…
The 16th annual Long Island Film Festival, running May 20-23 and five Wednesdays in June announced the pics slated to unspool at this year's fest, to be held at the Westhampton Beach Performing Arts…
Dawn Keezer, director of the Pittsburgh Film Office, was elected chairwoman of the new national film commission, Film U.S., during the organization's first formal meeting in Washington, D.C.
In the latest round of last-minute changes to the summer schedule, Paramount has shifted the release dates of three pics.
Joshua Rose has ankled the executive veepee post at f/x house VisionArt Design & Animation to launch his own indie production shingle, Whisdom Entertainment Inc.
Adam Goldberg, last seen as the Jewish soldier in "Saving Private Ryan," will play poet Allen Ginsberg in "Beat," an indie film about the beat generation written and directed by Gary Walkow ("The…