SYDNEY — Australia’s box office receipts are again set to hit record levels for the 10th consecutive year. According to the Motion Picture Distributors Assn. of Australia, by the end of the year…
Japan's most famous film actor, Toshiro Mifune, died Wednesday of organ failure at a suburban Tokyo hospital. A news report said he had been ill for an extended period of time. Mifune, who was 77…
The Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences has dropped its lawsuit against Network Solutions Inc., which registers names on the Internet, for allowing the domains "academyaward.com" and…
Sony Pictures Entertainment co-prez Jeff Sagansky will be named executive of the year at the Caucus for Producers, Writers & Directors' 15th annual awards banquet on Jan. 11.
By turns frenetic and flat-footed, "Mr. Magoo" is an uninspired live-action comedy based on the 1950s and '60s UPA cartoons about the misadventures of a nearsighted eccentric. Despite the abundance…
The Italian film industry is showing healthy signs of recovery, while U.S. movies continue to lose ground, according to national figures for 1997 released this week.
Todd-AO/Editworks has taken on nonlinear capabilities with the addition of two VideoSpace Digital Video Recorders.
Barry Levinson has threatened to withdraw his membership in the Writers Guild of America because David Mamet didn't get sole or at least first-position shared screenwriting credit for the political…
Fine Line's "Deconstructing Harry" -- the latest film from Woody Allen -- remained at the top of the exclusives roster in its second weekend, dissecting a hefty $231,853 in eight screening rooms on…
Miramax Films has given the greenlight to "Roofus," an English-language remake of Alain Chabat's "Didier," a French comedy about a dog that is transformed into a man.
Packed theaters were the order of the day once again on Sunday for weekend box office titan "Titanic." The James Cameron-helmed disaster pic grossed a mighty $9.3 million Sunday, finishing the frame…