China will loosen restrictions on film imports, opening up the world's largest market to pics from the U.S. and other territories, as part of its bid to enter the World Trade Organization.
James Cameron is considering making a 3-D movie for Imax from footage he's shooting for ABC on underwater exploration.
Castle Rock Entertainment has hired scribe Tom Sierchio to pen the screenplay for "Made in Heaven," a remake of the 1987 Alan Rudolph film of the same title. Pic will be produced through Steve Bing…
Denzel Washington won the best actor award for "Remember the Titans" and Whitney Houston received a Lifetime Achievement award during the first Black Entertainment Television Awards, presented…
Ted Demme, Richard LaGravenese and IFC are teaming up for a documentary on American filmmaking in the 1970s.
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There will be an Italian flavor to the 25th anniversary edition of the Montreal World Film Festival, with both Sophia Loren and Dino De Laurentiis on the guest list.
DVD may be the first format to present the "Star Wars" saga in the proper story order. "Star Wars: Episode I -- The Phantom Menace" will be the first of the pics on DVD when it's released Oct. 16.
A $400,000 check from the Swedish Film Institute means "Suxxess" for producer Anders Birkeland. His GF Studios can now begin filming the $1.5 million feature on July 8.
The Danish Film Institute is losing a top exec: Peter Wolsgaard, managing director of distribution and marketing, has resigned to pursue other career opportunities.
Two U.S. films will compete in the Eurocentric Karlovy Vary fest, which runs July 5-14. They are "Blow," Ted Demme's 1970s drug-dealing saga starring Johnny Depp, and the cult comic-inspired "Ghost…