In a preemptive bid, Touchstone Pictures won rights to turn the Steven J. Cannell-created TV series "The Greatest American Hero" into a live-action feature. The studio has pacted with Cannell and…
A nouveau riche Budapest family falls under the spell of an old-style doctrinaire butler in "Hippolyt," a colorfully mounted and slickly packaged comedy of manners that's proved a major hit on home…
Kirt D'Amico's Myriad Pictures has acquired international distribution rights to Kevin Jordan's Toronto Film Fest pic "Goat on Fire and Smiling Fish."
A "Visit to a Small Planet" with nothing but sex on the brain, "What Planet Are You From?" is a dirty-middle-aged-man's comedy that suggests Garry Shandling is headed for a screen career more closely…
Famed Hollywood director Billy Wilder will receive Germany's highest honor, the Cross of Merit, for his work in film.
Excellent subtitling will be needed to make rural character comedy "Portuguese" travel beyond home borders, where the original legiter still has Budapest auds rollin' in the aisles. Subtly helmed by…
Helmer Steve Carr ("Next Friday") is attached to direct "Hoedown" at Sony's Columbia Pictures.
Produced by Kornel Sipos, Ilona Grundman, Gerald W. Kruse.
Japan's Gaga has jumped on the "Caravan" bandwagon. Gallic sales and production house President Films, which is handling the Oscar nominated pic, said Japanese buyers concluded a deal after Friday's…
A picaresque portrait of village life through the filter of a dysfunctional family and its histrionic head, "We Live Only Once" doesn't add much to the existing library of Central Euro rural yarns…
Ivan Dixon, honored last week by the Directors Guild of America for an extensive body of work as an actor and director, believes his fellow filmmakers should not shy away from social messages in…