Chuck Hayward, veteran stuntman and stunt coordinator, died of Hodgkin’s disease Feb. 23 at his home in North Hollywood. He was 77. Hayward was born in Nebraska in 1920 and left home at the age of 16…
A sophomoric comedy about a pair of surfer dudes who find themselves adrift in Wyoming, "Meet the Deedles" follows in the wake of the "Bill and Ted" films (whose image and marketing campaigns it…
In honor of Lew Wasserman's 85th birthday, Universal Studios has established a monetary gift to the UCLA Dept. of Film and Television to produce a Hollywood history docu (Daily Variety, March 16).
Evoking the spirit of Frank Capra's Depression comedies, without their nostalgia or sentimentality, "Dancer, Texas Pop. 81," Tim McCanlies' impressive directorial feature debut, is an immensely…
It was too good to last. After hauling in more than $55 million overseas for eight weeks straight, "Titanic" finally dipped last week. But its $51.7 million bounty on 6,238 screens in 52 territories…
Independent producers Stacy Codikow ("Under the Hula Moon") and Frederick Levy have purchased the rights to novelist Don De Grazia's debut effort, "American Skin."
New Line Cinema has unveiled the first pic under the two-year, two-picture development deal it signed late last year with Gotham playwright Douglas Carter Beane.
Rebecca De Mornay has signed to star opposite Alec Baldwin in the indie crime drama "Thick as Thieves."
Kris Kristofferson has joined Martin Landau and Shawn Hatosy in "The Joyriders," the debut feature from Norann Entertainment.
Screenwriter Anton Diether has inked a development deal with Hallmark Entertainment to write "Land of Oz," based on Frank L. Baum's classic Oz series, for ABC's "Wonderful World of Disney."
The Independent Spirit Awards sang a round of the "Hallelujah Chorus" for October's "The Apostle." Robert Duvall's saga of an evangelist whose personal life shakes his faith was named best picture…