James Hewison has been appointed executive director of the Melbourne Intl. Film Festival for a three-year term.
The Independent Film Channel has launched Gotham-based domestic distribution arm IFC Films, to be headed by senior VP of marketing and distribution Bob Berney. Among the division's first releases…
Dennis O'Connor has been appointed VP of distribution for newly formed art unit Universal Focus. Since 1996, O'Connor had headed Trimark's theatrical division, where he acquired, marketed and…
A keen sense of rhythm and atmosphere invigorates a familiar story of loneliness and obsession in "Coronation," an absorbing but overlong item from Chilean vet Silvio Caiozzi. Pic earned him the…
Producer Scott Rudin's Paramount-based company may mobilize as many as six films for production prior to spring -- a cutoff mandated by the threats of SAG and WGA strikes.
Though in narrative terms pic proves a payoff-stingy tease, the time spent getting there is anything but a "Total Loss" with tyro Dutch feature helmer Dana Nechushtan behind the wheel. Stylistically…
Amid all the debate over DV vs. celluloid, especially in smaller industries, May Miles Thomas' "One Life Stand" emerges as a perfect example of craft transcending technical origins. Made as a…
Sydney Pollack was misidentified in a photograph in Friday’s paper.
A vigorous re-working of the puttin'-on-a-show formula, in which an amiable gang of working-class guys stage a benefit for their recently sacked steelworker buddies via a spectacular tap dancing…
Keen to capitalize on the new technologies that are reshaping the film industry, the Tribeca Film Center said Friday it has made minority investments in two new-media firms.
A straightforward documentary about the young team that recently took over the venerable Hollywood Memorial Park Cemetery, the resting place for such movie greats as Florence Lawrence (said to have…
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