The UCLA School of Theater, Film and Television presented six student screenwriting awards June 22.
Arare serious U.S. screen attempt to grapple with traditional notions of masculinity and machismo, particularly between fathers and sons, Victor Salva's "Rites of Passage" marks the writer-director's…
Robert Redford has scratched himself from the starring role of golf pic "The Legend of Bagger Vance," and word is that Brad Pitt tops the list to replace him.
Jerome Deschamps, Macha Makeieff and their troupe are best known for a mediocre short satirical evening slot on the pay channel Canal Plus. With "Les Pensionnaires" ("The Inmates"), they have…
Animation house Pacific Data Images ("Antz") is turning its commercials division into a full-fledged digital and live-action production studio. Jennifer Thomas has been tapped to head the operation…
A moving, thought-provoking docu, "Punitive Damage" is solid TV fare. Pic centers on the struggle for justice on the part of the mother of a New Zealand citizen who was killed in East Timor in 1991…
Here's a recommendation one never expected: The best reason to catch this romantic comedy is Justine Bateman. Not that the rest of "Say You'll Be Mine" doesn't have plenty to offer, but the tube…
Stars and filmmakers who go into business with the newly restructured First Miracle Group don't just share in the profits of pics they make, they get a stake in the company.
Eight producers -- among whom is writer-director James Dearden -- manage to drop the ball on one of the '90s' most iconic true-life stories in "Rogue Trader." Tale of how Singapore-based futures…
New Line has closed a deal with Tommy O'Haver ("Billy's Hollywood Screen Kiss") to direct Gigi Levangie's screenplay, "White Trash Christmas."
Finally, the NYPD catches a break. Too bad it's only in a movie. In the downbeat but compelling Showtime original pic "Mean Streak," an admittedly racist detective proves an unlikely hero, saving the…