Sid Ganis has been elected president of the Academy Foundation, the educational and cultural arm of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences.
"Titanic" has once again sailed into the Hollywood record books, this time as the bestselling DVD to date, with more than 1 million units shipped to retailers as of Tuesday.
Woody Allen's "Sweet and Lowdown," a couple of the Fiennes clan and the "Cider House Rules" will make the trek north to Canada as fest director Piers Handling unveiled the final program for the 1999…
On the East Coast, spa visitors are more likely to run into bird watching and horse-drawn sleigh rides than trendy treatments with heated rocks and lemongrass-scented sweat lodges favored on the West…
The Toronto Intl. Film Festival attempts to be all things to all people: Refusing to focus on just one niche, the fest showcases the widest possible selection of world cinema from obscure African…
Los Angeles-based Austrian director Robert Dornhelm's "The Venice Project," starring Lauren Bacall, Dennis Hopper, Stockard Channing and Linus Roache will have its world premiere, appropriately, as…
After scheduling conflicts caused him to walk away from the project once (Daily Variety, July 22), Nicolas Cage is back in negotiations to star in the Working Title/Universal feature "Captain…
Twentieth Century Fox has picked up an untitled pitch by writer-director Alex Proyas and scribe Jerrold E. Brown, who will develop the time travel project as a future directing vehicle for Proyas.
The industry sidebar at the Toronto Intl. Film Festival has been beefed up to include more panels, guests and an expanded sales office. Symposium '99, which is the cornerstone event of the Rogers…
John Madden, director of Miramax Films' Oscar-laden "Shakespeare in Love," will tackle the Western genre with an adaptation of the Tom Eidson novel "St. Agnes' Stand."