Former Miramax Intl. president Ian Jessel has teamed with producer Lloyd Silverman to form the Artists Colony, a financing and distribution company that aims to back low-budget, edgy feature films…
Red Sky Entertainment, the upstart Vancouver-based film distributor, has announced its first slate of releases, and it is heavy on arthouse, foreign-language fare.
Capping a year of spectacular results at the Italian box office for local and European releases, U.S. entries were completely shut out of the top five positions among 1997's highest-grossing films…
If there were any doubts that Miramax Films has evolved from a specialized distrib into a mini-major, they were put to rest in 1997. Not only did Miramax sweep the Oscars with the war romance "The…
EXCLUSIVEOscar winner Billy Bob Thornton has been attached to develop and possibly direct a Miramax film based on John Dufresne's novel "Louisiana Power and Light," according to sources close to the…
EXCLUSIVEGregory Prods., the Mississippi-based indie responsible for the "The Spitfire Grill," has hired song and screen scribe Alice Randall to adapt its next film proj-ect, "The Best of Enemies."…
EXCLUSIVEBurt Reynolds, making a big splash in "Boogie Nights," and Colm Meaney, freshly full of "Con Air," are in final talks to join David E. Kelley's "Mystery Alaska" at Hollywood Pictures…
"Mouse Hunt" star Nathan Lane has joined the cast of MGM's psychobiological drama "At First Sight," studio prexy Michael Nathanson announced Wednesday.
Continuing its string of kudos, "L.A. Confidential" was selected Wednesday as the winner of USC's 1997 Scripter Award, which will be presented March 14 to author James Ellroy and screenwriters Brian…
The recent disqualification of two foreign films from Oscar consideration has some U.S. marketing execs calling for changes to a longstanding Academy rule.
Producer Brian Grazer, who helped bring hits like "Liar Liar," "Ransom" and "The Nutty Professor" to screens everywhere, will receive the Publicists Guild of America's Showmanship Award on March 20.