Sony Pictures Entertainment has formalized the name of its newest business unit, calling it Sony Pictures Family Entertainment Group, while naming Gary Hirsch senior VP and general manager.
The obvious difficulties in making an action thriller out of Jeffery Deaver's best-selling fiction "The Bone Collector" --which pivots on a paralyzed protagonist's solving a serial murder case while…
The Los Angeles Independent Film Festival has appointed Richard Raddon its director and tapped Sundance press officer R.J. Millard director of marketing/publicity.
An easygoing kitchen-sink comedy with an unsettling final act, "A Room for Romeo Brass" reps a quantum leap for rising Brit director Shane Meadows ("TwentyFourSeven") in both texture and…
Two lawsuits have been filed in the wake of the sudden cancellation of Dave Thomas' sequel to his 1983 pic "Strange Brew."
"Elephant Juice" is as phony as a three-dollar bill -- and about as worthless. A London-set relationships ensembler that desperately wants to be hip and penetrating at the same time, this first…
DirecTV and Philips Electronics have inked a deal making the Dutch firm DirecTV's leading supplier of set-top boxes in the U.S., the companies have announced.
Various lives intersect with results yet to be determined in "1999 Madeleine," first in a series of 10 movies (one a year for the next decade) by director Laurent Bouhnik that by 2009 will have built…
The New York Intl. Children's Film Festival -- one of the largest of its ilk on the East Coast -- is seeking submissions for its third annual event, set to unspool Feb. 4-13.
Against all odds, "The Other Conquest" has turned out to be one of the most successful Mexican releases of the decade. Boffo business in opening weekend was 20% higher than that of Mel Gibson vehicle…
The good news is that Bill Forsyth, after a decade in the commercial outfield, hasn't lost his early gift for observational, character-driven comedy. The not-so-good news is that, though "Gregory's…