Gotham-based First Run Features has acquired domestic distribution rights to Peter Cohen's "Homo Sapiens 1900."
It might have seemed like a banner year for films with hot-shot visual effects, but some top f/x practitioners beg to differ. "This past year was just like any other," says animatronic creature…
The Dutch Film Fund, the chief coin subsid op for filmers in this country, has kicked more life into the already hot Dutch film production scene with the announcement of a new fund to back three…
Thesp turned helmer Joan Chen returned to China to direct her first film, "Xiu Xiu: The Sent Down Girl," and ended up mounting a guerrilla production that won her an Intl. Freedom of Expression honor…
Unlike the Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences, which used the "Year of the Woman" as it 1993 Oscar theme -- a proclamation widely derided as having more bark than bite -- organizers for…
Here's what just a few of our Directors to Watch from previous years have added to their credit and kudos lists.
Acquisition execs swear every year they're not going to get suckered into the high-stakes card game Sundance has become.
New Line can't wait for next Friday. The mini-major's riding its strongest B.O. horse since last summer's "Austin Powers" sequel, as the low-budget pic "Next Friday" scored a resounding win for the…
In a season in which heavy hitters like "The Phantom Menace," "Stuart Little," "The Matrix" and "The Mummy" demand attention for their high-tech style, the Visual Effects Branch of the Academy has…
One of the more anticipated docs to unspool at Sundance will be Barbara Kopple's long-awaited "My Generation," a behind-the-scenes chronicle of the Woodstock '94 fest that also juxtaposes footage…