Moscow's 21st Film Fest opened Monday at the Pushkinsky to congratulations from Russian Prime Minister Sergei Stepashin, who promised long-term support for the event.
The Sundance Institute has finalized its class roster for the 1999 composers lab, the companion to the Institute's feature film program that wrapped in Utah last month.
The 52nd Locarno Intl. Film Festival, running Aug. 4-14 in Italian-speaking Switzerland, boasts a competition lineup of 20 pics with a good geographical spread, though it's especially strong on…
France's Federation Nationale des Cinemas Francais (FNCF), which reps the majority of the country's exhibitors, is to open talks with Gallic producers and distributors to see how they can ease the…
Director John Frankenheimer has inked a four-picture deal with Miramax Films. Under the pact, the veteran helmer will make pics for both Miramax and sister company Dimension Films.
MGM has struck a deal with Kurt Wimmer, who scripted the studio's upcoming release "The Thomas Crown Affair," to pen the actioner "Isotope."
Revenues from theatrical distribution were up over 80% for the first half of the year for Kinowelt Medien, mirroring the huge growth of the company's share of the local box office.
The British Academy of Film & Television Arts Los Angeles will posthumously honor filmmaker Stanley Kubrick with its Britannia Award, which it has renamed the Stanley Kubrick Britannia Award for…
Kurt C. Hall, prexy and CEO of United Artists Theatre Circuit, has been named 1999 Pioneer of the Year by the Foundation of Motion Picture Pioneers.
As good-natured and inspirational as its subject, "The Life and Times of Hank Greenberg" commemorates the fabled Detroit Tigers slugger who --- as Jackie Robinson did for blacks later on --- combated…