New York-based television producer Harris Salomon and Chilean film director/producer Gustavo Letelier have formed a new production entity, Salomon/Letelier-Manhattan Filmworks, aimed at producing…
Steven Spielberg's Righteous Persons Foundation has donated $50,000 to NYU to support the creation of a digital archive documenting Yiddish theater in New York City.
Digital Domain has tapped Michael Taylor as veep of the f/x studio's Digital Studio Group, which manages nearly 65% of the company's operations, including technical infrastructure and artists.
For the past several weeks, studios have been kicking the tires of "Gangs of New York," the period gangster drama being put together as a vehicle for director Martin Scorsese and Leonardo DiCaprio…
In his annual pilgrimage to the Venice Film Festival, Motion Picture Assn. of America chairman Jack Valenti on Wednesday defended his org's ratings policy and discussed current relations between the…
Art may be the order of the day, but it was pure Hollywood luster that set the tone as the curtain went up on the 56th Venice Intl. Film Festival Wednesday: Tom Cruise, Nicole Kidman and their…
New Line Cinema is in talks to purchase an untitled pitch by comedy writers Pat Proft and David Zucker.
Many Australian films are rushed through production and pushed into release without adequate planning. So says a landmark Oz distribution study by the Australian Film Commission. The study also said…
Hollywood's biggest hits stem from writers' pitches. Recycled ideas are on the upswing. Fewer stories are being put into development.
Sandra Bullock will be in the talent competition with the comedy "Miss Congeniality" for Castle Rock Entertainment and Warner Bros.
The 10th Dinard Festival of British Cinema will run Sept. 30-Oct. 3 in the quaint Brittany town which has become so firmly identified with U.K. pics that a giant replica of the fest's trophy -…