Some very familiar names are attached to the five independent features that will screen as part of the ShoWest Showcase series.
FROM AMERICAN FILM MARKETMiramax Films has closed a million-dollar deal for the film rights to tyro novelist David Liss' "A Conspiracy of Paper." Miramax director of development Jennifer Berman…
The golden physique, the bald pate, that modesty-protecting sword. Face it: Oscar wears the same thing every year.
To borrow the title from Mike Leigh's latest film, 1999 might be remembered as the year the movie business went topsy-turvy. In the past 12 months, films by Stanley Kubrick, Martin Scorsese, Oliver…
He stands 13-1/2 inches high, weighs 8-1/2 pounds and is plated with 24-karat gold. Oscar also is a priceless possession -- not just to those who take him home, but also to the nonprofit group that…
Stephen Gilula, one of the most prominent figures in indie film exhibition, has been tapped president of distribution at Fox Searchlight, a newly created post. Move completes a revamping of the…
In a frame jam-packed with new releases, "American Beauty" had winning debuts in Latin America, Sweden and South Korea, while "The Beach" made waves in Italy, Spain and Mexico.
A promising debut from Reggie Rock Bythewood, "Dancing in September" is a handsomely mounted tale of love and compromise set against the backdrop of network TV. Ambitious in scope, pic gives…
Columbia Pictures has scooped up an untitled pitch by Howard Franklin for high six figures, with Nicolas Cage producing and Bill Murray attached to star.
Good news, single girls! Spinsters are in! Well, they're currently fashionable on New York theater stages, at least. Hot on the (sensible) heels of Broadway's "The Rainmaker," in which Jayne Atkinson…