April showers brought box office flowers to Miramax. The distrib grabbed the No. 1 spot, racking up $108 million April 2-29 thanks to "Spy Kids" ($67 million) and "Bridget Jones's Diary" ( $36…
A district court injunction levied against hacker-publisher Eric Corley tramples consumers' rights to make fair use of copyrighted material, including encrypted DVDs, contended Corley's counsel in…
The William H. Macy-starrer "Panic" was named Best Feature Drama as the inaugural Beverly Hills Film Fest bowed April 19-22 at the Clarity Theatre in BevHills. The film received The Feville d'Or…
Motion Picture Assn. of America prexy-CEO Jack Valenti will discuss copyrights, ratings, the Hollywood strike threat and other issues affecting the business today as Variety.com hosts its first Big…
National Films Development Corp. (NFDC) is setting up the first Indian pavilion this year at the Cannes Film Festival, which opens May 9.
Rome-based neo-distrib Teodora Film is to branch out into production, beginning with Brazilian helmer Aluizio Abranches' "Women's Will" (aka "The Three Marias"), now shooting.
Indie filmmaking blossomed at the third Buenos Aires Festival of Independent Cinema, held April 19-29 with an ambitious program of more than 200 feature films.
"The Impossible Elephant," a Canuck film helmed by Martin Wood, was the audience favorite at the fourth annual Sprockets Toronto Intl. Film Festival for Children, which wrapped Sunday.
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The most distinctive aspect of "Kaaterskill Falls" --- its almost completely improvised story and dialogue --- also proves to be its biggest shortcoming. Improv approach doesn't work for this…
One of Paris' controversial multi-access monthly cinema passes will up its price in June because it's proving too popular.