Miramax Films has signed a three-picture deal with Brian Hecker, who last year was named director of the year by the American Film Institute.
Walter Blake, a former film studio art director who later served as an associate producer, died Jan. 1 of natural causes at the Motion Picture & Television Hospital in Woodland Hills. He was 94.
Mexican helmer Alfonso Cuaron's "Great Expectations" will kick off the 13th muestra, or showcase, of Mexican cinema in Guadalajara, March 6-12.
Having already conquered the Acropolis in Greece, India's Taj Mahal, and China's Forbidden City on previous excursions, Greek-born New Age guru Yanni Chryssomallis now sets his wide sights on his…
Character actor Ken Olfson, who assayed comedy roles on numerous TV shows beginning in the 1970s, died Jan. 13 of a heart attack in Los Angeles. He was 60.
International sales rights to Italian director Alessandro D'Alatri's revisionist Biblical drama, "The Garden of Eden," have been acquired by Le Studio Canal Plus, the Paris-based sales arm of the…
Jackie Machlis, wife of producer Neil A. Machlis, died Jan. 2 of unreported causes in Northridge. She was 51.
Playing on 5,698 screens in 48 territories, Fox Intl./Paramount's phenom "Titanic" minted $45 million last weekend -- propelling its foreign cume to $583 million, streaking past the previous all-time…
Achamber yarn of lost innocence during the Cultural Revolution that packs a surprising punch under its naive, almost abstract telling, "Xiu Xiu: The Sent-Down Girl" is a confident behind-the-camera…
Lloyd Allen, a retired assistant director and unit production manager, died Jan. 21 at the Motion Picture & Television Hospital in Woodland Hills following a lengthy illness. He was 79.