Over and over again, semi-reclusive Built to Spill leader Doug Martsch has declared that he has little interest in achieving fame for his fabulous band, and evidently he means it.
Oscar-winning screenwriter Marc Norman ("Shakespeare in Love") and nominees Scott Frank ("Out of Sight") and Robert Rodat ("Saving Private Ryan") are set to take part in the Writers Guild…
At a film summit over the weekend, Michael Naumann, minister of culture, and the newly formed Federation for Film have agreed to work together to improve the movie industry at home and abroad.
Box office earnings have dropped by $57 million in the first quarter of 1999 compared to the same period last year, according to researcher EDI.
Studio Ghibli has announced it will produce a new animated comedy, "My Neighbors the Yamadas," based on the serial cartoon by Hisaichi Ishii that appears in Asahi Shiumbun, a major daily newspaper in…
Universal has shelled out $600,000 against $900,000 for "American Pie" scripter Adam Herz's feature idea based on the 1977 Burt Reynolds starrer "Smokey and the Bandit."
The scene-change music is the best thing about "Card Boys," the debut play from 38-year-old actor-turned-writer Mike Packer that mostly packs a wallop when it gives its characters a rest and relies…
The title of the film, taken from the notion that a Jack Russell terrier would just as soon have its head cut off than release its jaw from a victim, sets the tone for a story about defining the law…
America's 196 film commissions are forgetting their traditional rivalry to set up the first national commission, Film U.S., in an effort to woo productions back into the country.
Although uneven in its second half, "Ave Maria" is an interesting period piece about intolerance and repression in 17th century Mexico. First-time director Eduardo Rossoff tells his tale with an…
Long, hanging draperies and heavy antiques create the bygone atmosphere of Joan Vail Thorne's "The Exact Center of the Universe," which focuses on the changing relationship between an aging…