"Comedian Harmonists" is a big, enjoyable musical biopic of the kind Hollywood used to produce in the '50s. Conventionally structured but high on production values, this true story of a hugely…
Spike Lee will present the keynote speech at the Independent Spirit Awards March 21. The filmmaker joins such distinctive film personalities as Oliver Stone, Francis Coppola and Jim Sheridan in…
New Yorker Films has picked up the rights to Manuel Poirier's "Western," winner of the grand jury prize at the 1997 Cannes Film Festival.
Creative differences have taken another casualty in Hollywood. Weeks before Fox's big-budget Sean Connery starrer "Entrapment" was to have begun production, director Antoine Fuqua has ankled the pic…
The American Society of Cinematographers has awarded its top honor, the Outstanding Achievement Award, to four film and television directors of photography.
Peter Guber's Mandalay Entertainment is in serious talks to move its base of operations to Paramount Pictures, according to sources.
Touchstone Pictures has picked up feature rights to John Christopher's sci-fi book series "The Tripods Trilogy" for producers Jane Hamsher and Don Murphy, the studio confirmed Friday.
For a few hours on Friday night it looked as though "Titanic" had finally hit its first iceberg, as Warner Bros.' rookie "U.S. Marshals" led the Paramount/Fox blockbuster by about $800,000 in round…
Where will it all end for "Titanic"? The B.O. leviathan earned yet another laurel late last week by becoming the first blockbuster in history to gross $600 million outside North America, eclipsing…
Granada Film is negotiating with MGM for an output deal to co-finance around eight films a year, split evenly between big-budget U.S. projects and smaller Euro pics.
Universal is moving ahead with a screen version of "Archie," based on the 55-year-old comic book saga of students at Riverdale High.