In one of the biggest deals in the company's short history, Lions Gate Films has paid an estimated $1.5 million to acquire the North American rights to the Kevin Spacey starrer "The Big Kahuna." In…
Artisan Entertainment has signed an output deal with Spain's No. 1 indie distrib, Lauren Films.
In what could be described as a sort of "Mr. Diggler Goes to Washington," Sony Pictures Entertainment has paid $1 million for "Ottoman Empire," a political satire from scribe-helmer Andrew Bergman.
A full month before the script version of this year's hottest lit property has been delivered to WB, heavyweights like Steven Spielberg, Chris Columbus, Jonathan Demme, Rob Reiner and Brad Silberling…
George Lucas, Steven Spielberg, David Geffen and John Wells have donated a combined $3.5 million to fund computer graphics classrooms and digital soundstages for film students at the Robert Zemeckis…
Tightly rolled with archival images chronicling 50 years of U.S. government anti-pot crusading, "Grass" is one heck of a good trip. The latest feature from seasoned Toronto documaker Ron Mann is a…
The Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences' Scientific & Technical Awards Committee has selected 19 achievements for Oscar prize consideration on March 4.
In a recent round of promotions, 20th Century Fox Home Entertainment Intl. has upped several key execs, including Mary McLaren to exec VP and Keith Feldman to senior VP, Latin America.
Aiming to boost the international sales of local films, national film authorities, led by producers body FAPAE, will launch the first Spanish Film Screenings for Europe Dec. 16-18 in Lanzarote, the…
Pumping up the volume of the fall season overseas, the "Star Wars" prequel had record-busting preems in Eastern Europe and a potent but not earth-shattering launch in Italy over the weekend, while…
There may not have been the rousing chords of "Thus Spoke Zarathustra," but there was the unmistakable air of the dawning of the new digital era of indie film production and distribution at the…