The press book for "serenades" contains no less than 14 pages of background information about life in Outback Australia in the second half of the 19th century. Cinema audiences lacking this…
The 1969-71 occupation of Alcatraz Island by Native American activists is recounted with admirable lucidity and even-handedness in James M. Fortier's "Alcatraz Is Not an Island." Straightforward docu…
Sandra Bullock, who toplined recent $100 million-plus domestic grosser "Miss Congeniality," will be ShoWest 2001's female star of the year.
Lorenzo di Bonaventura has reupped at Warner Bros. Pictures. He will continue as prexy of worldwide production, with the added responsibility of more closely overseeing the studio's deals with…
Miramax Films is in final negotiations with Intermedia for North and South American rights to Phillip Noyce's "The Quiet American." The $30 million pic starts shooting Saturday in Ho Chi Minh City…
An Oscar nomination for "Divided We Fall" came as sweet revenge for Czech filmmaker Jan Hrebejk. Last year's big local success, "Cozy Dens," was overlooked by the Czech film community for an Oscar…
Screenwriter Gigi Levangie Grazer ("Stepmom") has sold her first novel, "Rescue Me," to Fox Searchlight. Carl Franklin will direct, but no screenwriter is attached.
A day after Belgium's "Everybody Famous" received a foreign-language film Oscar nom, Mercure Distribution has closed a string of deals on the Dominic Deruddere-helmed pic.
Robert Z. Shapiro has been tapped as senior executive consultant to the 73rd Academy Awards, telecast producer Gilbert Cates announced Wednesday.
No. 1 U.S. exhib Regal Cinemas has closed about 14% of its theaters over the past several months and likely will shut properties representing upward of 6% of its previous screen count.
Steven Soderbergh, Bruce Willis, George Clooney, Susan Sarandon and Tim Robbins will be among presenters honoring Julia Roberts at the American Museum of the Moving Image's 16th Annual Salute, to…