Producer Robert Simonds ("Half-Baked," "The Wedding Singer") has re-upped in a four-year deal at Universal expected to give him more creative autonomy, Universal announced Monday.
Miramax Films' Dimension Films genre banner has acquired worldwide rights to "I Got the Hook Up," co-directed, written by and starring rap artist Master P.
In her second solo show, "Neat," Charlayne Woodard displays an enchanting ability to paint pictures with words without drawing attention to the delicate artifice involved. The canvas she's using is…
R “Diamond Run” (MTI Home Video); “for violence.” “Dream for an Insomniac” (Columbia TriStar Home Video); “for language.” “If I Die Before I Wake” (Kushner-Locke Co.); “for strong, brutal violence…
Frank J. Downey, an employee of Technicolor for more than 42 years, died Jan. 6 of natural causes at his home in Toluca Lake. He was 92.
While "Titanic" steamed through its fourth -- and record-breaking -- weekend in the U.S., James Cameron's epic was making even bigger waves abroad, pulling in an awesome $31.3 million on 2,965…
HIGH POINTS: Buoyed by the critical success of releases “Secrets & Lies” and “Breaking the Waves,” arthouse distrib October Films nearly doubled its theatrical revenues in 1997, to $18.9 million from…
The Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences has named Pete Clark, a longtime special effects expert, winner of the John A. Bonner Medal of Commendation.
Once again it was tough for niche distribs not affiliated with studios to make a dent at the box office, although some bright spots like "Eve's Bayou" and "Kama Sutra" did find an audience. Whether…
Sony Pictures Classics co-presidents Michael Barker, Tom Bernard and Marcie Bloom kicked off 1997 by renewing their contracts with corporate parent Sony Pictures Entertainment for another five years.
German distribs are celebrating a record year at the box office. According to EDI statistics, revenues reached DM1.4 billion ($773 million) in 1997, up from last year's record of DM1.3 billion ($726…