A new British theatrical distribution venture has been launched as a partnership between two recently formed companies, Downtown Pictures and the Film Development Corp.
Warner Bros. has acquired the feature film rights to British writer Michael Marshall Smith's novel "One of Us," a sci-fi crime thriller, for producer Denise Di Novi.
Javier Bardem has been cast to play the lead in "The Dancer Upstairs," John Malkovich's directorial debut, which starts shooting in December.
Beijing Film Studio has signed a cooperation deal worth 20 million yuan ($2.5 million) with the Nande Group to produce three feature films and 60 episodes of TV programming.
October Films marketing executive Stacy Spikes is leaving the specialized film company at the end of the month when his contract expires, sources said Wednesday.
Mandalay's about-to-bow teen-horror pic "I Know What You Did Last Summer" seems to be scaring execs at Miramax even before its opening this weekend.
Bill Murray is set to star in Touchstone's $9 million comedy "Rushmore." Pic is scripted by the "Bottle Rocket" team of Wes Anderson and Owen Wilson and will be helmed by Anderson. Barry Mendel will…
AMC Entertainment Intl. Inc. said Wednesday it will build a second multiplex in Japan, which will be the largest theater complex in the country.
Musicians and intellectual-property rights advocates were outraged earlier this year when highly paid screenwriter Joe Eszterhas took out full-page trade ads soliciting music for his upcoming "An…
Producers Morris Ruskin and Mary Skinner have partnered with international distribution execs Lynn Mooney and George Marinos to form Shoreline Entertainment, an independent production and foreign…
"There's something about doing that first score for a film," says composer Carter Burwell, "that is maybe the most exciting moment you'll ever have creatively. You have nothing in your musical…