Leonardo Pieraccioni, the Florentine actor-director who has become a household name in Italy with three consecutive hit films in as many years, continues to add new B.O. records to his scorecard…
Making its largest single charitable contribution to date, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences has pledged $250,000 to jump-start the newly formed National Film Preservation Foundation.
Jill Sobel Messick has joined Miramax Films as vice president of development. Messick was previously a manager at Addis/Wechsler & Associates, where her clients included Chloe Sevigny ("Kids") and…
Eric Stoltz, Campbell Scott and Rebecca DeMornay are starring in Roger Hedden's feature directing debut "Hi-Life," which Cinepix Film Properties is financing.
Christopher Coppola, nephew of Francis Ford Coppola and brother of Nicolas Cage, has inked to helm his fourth feature, the love story "Sylvester" for Tattered Soles Entertainment.
With the market booming for comedy remakes, Jerry Lewis has sold remake rights to "The Bellboy" to MGM and producers Gary Foster and Mark Steven Johnson's Horseshoe Bay Prods.
Warner Bros. has purchased a treatment for a horror thriller titled "Blood of the Gods," about a group of teenagers on a South Seas surfing trip who have to keep their heads as they're pursued by a…
Olympia Dukakis and Roy Scheider will star in the low-budget independent feature "Better Living," which began lensing Thursday.
The American Society of Cinematographers will honor two-time Oscar winner Freddie Francis with its International Achievement Award, given annually to a foreign national who has made extraordinary and…
Turning its eye toward Oz, the Kennedy/Marshall Co. has optioned the film rights to Australian author Derek Hansen's novel "Sole Survivor."
If ever there was a growth industry in motion pictures it's the area of fantasy and sci-fi costume design.