Connecticut-based producer-director Joel L. Freedman and his Cinnamon Prods. have taken the lead in a race to make a feature film about singer Janis Joplin.
MTV Films has purchased the spec script "Fothermuckers" penned by first-time feature writer Shaina Carol, who will be paid a low-six- against mid-six-figure sum.
It's Pokemon's world, and we're just living in it -- at least, until the next kiddie craze hits. "Pokemon: The First Movie" (with an additional subtitle "Mewtwo Strikes Back"), is the phenomenon's…
Scribe Chris Murphy has sold his spec script "Rain Delay" to Paramount Pictures for a low-six- against high-six-figure package.
Barry Levinson goes deep with "Liberty Heights," and the result is a grand slam. Summoning up boyhood memories of the '50s for his fourth "Baltimore picture" and infusing them with mature and pointed…
In what may be its most controversial list yet, the American Film Institute's next CBS special will count down the 100 funniest films of the century.
A romantic comedy with a clever spin, "The Big Split" is an appealing charmer that makes light of hasty weddings and hastier divorces.
The British Board of Film Classification has demanded cuts in David Fincher's "Fight Club" for its U.K. theatrical release.
Helkon Media has signed a three-year deal with Columbia TriStar Home Video to distribute the U.S. company's current and upcoming video, DVD and CD-ROM releases in the German-speaking territories.
Citing the success of German TV programming, Alexander van Dulmen, managing director of Kinowelt Intl., said it is possible for the country's film industry to destroy the dominance of American movies…
Veteran stunt director Michael Sarna will make his directorial debut with the action-adventure film "Doomsdayer."