Gus Wayne, one of the 124 midgets who graced the screen in “The Wizard of Oz” in 1939, died Jan 23 of heart failure at a nursing home in Lakeland, Fla. He was 77. Wayne had been in ill health since…
After a weeklong trial, the fate of the man accused of lying in wait for Steven Spielberg with the intention of raping him is in a jury's hands. Jonathan Norman, charged with one felony count of…
U.S. submissions for the Intl. Critics Week (La Semaine International De La Critique Francaise) section of the Cannes Film Festival will be screened March 19-26 at the Tribeca Film Center in New York.
Richard C. Glouner, a third-generation cinematographer who worked in the industry for over 40 years, died Feb. 9 of Lou Gehrig's Disease at a hospital in Newport Beach. He was 66.
After breaking an endless series of box office records, "Titanic" this week crossed over the ultimate threshhold: To no one's surprise, it became the first film to pass $1 billion in worldwide…
Ashot Madatian, father of Paramount senior VP of publicity Jasmine Madatian, died Feb. 1 in San Francisco. He was 85. A teacher in native Armenia, he immigrated to the U.S. in 1949.
Native American odyssey "Sherman Alexie's Smoke Signals" will open the 27th edition of the New Directors/New Films series, which runs March 27-April 12 at Gotham's Museum of Modern Art.
EXCLUSIVEAfter skating to acclaim as Roller Girl in "Boogie Nights," Heather Graham is set to topline "Committed," an indie feature directed by "Manny & Lo" helmer Lisa Krueger.
William Kane Eliscu, a former film and TV producer, died of heart failure Dec. 29 at St. Joseph's Medical Center in Burbank. He was 80.
Miramax Films has signed a three-picture deal with Brian Hecker, who last year was named director of the year by the American Film Institute.
Walter Blake, a former film studio art director who later served as an associate producer, died Jan. 1 of natural causes at the Motion Picture & Television Hospital in Woodland Hills. He was 94.