They may be 3,000 miles from Hollywood, but Gotham-based casting directors who work on independent films are finding Hollywood's bottom-line mentality increasingly pervasive.
Elie Samaha and Ashok Amritraj's Franchise Pictures is in advanced negotiations to sign a multi-pic distribution agreement with Warner Bros.-based Morgan Creek Prods.
The MPAA has rejected October Films' bid to lower the rating of the Trey Parker comedy "Orgazmo" to R from NC-17.
Columbia Pictures, on the prowl for more "mature" films, has inked New York-based indie producers Sarah Green and Maggie Renzi to a three-year, first-look deal.
Fox Searchlight's Irish comedy "Waking Ned Devine" will open the second annual New York Comedy Film Festival, which runs Oct. 21-25.
The 34th Chicago Intl. Film Festival opens tonight with the U.S. premiere of "Little Voice," a tale of a woman who escapes a painful home life through song. Starring Jane Horrocks, Brenda Blethyn and…
Fade in on a city. Not just any city, but New York -- the ultimate city and one with the largest population in the United States, a sophisticated bunch that loves going to the movies and is willing…
Ambient noise from airplanes, cars, trains and ferries, thronged streets and citizens tiring of intrusion. What may appear at first to be a production manager's nightmare -- a New York location shoot…
Novelist Kim Wozencraft ("Rush") first met writer-producer Richard Stratton ("Slam") at a February 1991 reading of the PEN prison-writing award winners that was hosted by Fielding Dawson.
The gritty and the confrontational led the way in this year's nominations for the 40th annual Australian Film Institute Awards, which honors Oz's best in film and television.
Though New York-based Rialto Pictures specializes in the theatrical reissuing of restored versions of such legendary films as Fellini's "Nights of Cabiria" (1957) and Godard's "Contempt" (1963)…