Actor-director Bill Duke has joined the cast of Paramount's "Payback" (formerly titled "Parker"), starring Mel Gibson and helmed by "L.A. Confidential" scribe Brian Helgeland.
"Last Seduction" director John Dahl has made a double score. He and brother Rick have made a deal worth $750,000 against $1 million with Universal to write the script "It Takes a Thief." Dahl will…
Achieving a long-looked-for presence on the World Wide Web, VDONet Corp. has announced VDO-Movies, the first major Website that offers real-time streaming video of the studios' coming attractions…
In a logical extension of their core business, leading logo maker Studio Production Inc. has created an animation division and called it Flip Your Lid Animation Studios.
In 1995, Carol Burnett was lured back to Broadway to star in playwright Ken Ludwig's "Moon Over Buffalo." Documentarians D.A. Pennebaker and Chris Hegedus were extended a ground-floor invite to…
Helmer Michael Caton-Jones is back in town this week directing reshoots on the big-budget Universal Pictures thriller "The Jackal."
Hoping to capitalize on the rapidly growing global market for short films, former Image Organization acquisitions exec Carol Crowe has formed Apollo Cinema, a worldwide sales company focusing…
Specialized film distributor Milestone Film has picked up all North American rights to Takeshi Kitano's award-winning film "Fireworks," also known by its Japanese title "Hana-Bi," from international…
Michael Madsen, Rosanna Arquette, Balthazar Getty and James Russo have wrapped shooting on Cutting Edge Entertainment's action thriller "Fait Accompli" in New Orleans.
James L. Brooks will receive the 1997 George Eastman award at this year's ShowEast convention, which runs Oct. 20-23 at the Trump Taj Mahal in Atlantic City.