After several weeks of negotiations, Miramax Films has wrapped its deal to acquire worldwide rights (except Italy) to actor-director Roberto Benigni's Italian box office hit "Life Is Beautiful" (La…
A Los Angeles superior court judge on Friday summarily dismissed a legal claim by director and producer Francis Ford Coppola against the estate of late scientist-writer Carl Sagan and Warner Bros…
Brit thesp Anthony Hopkins will receive this year's Actor of the Year honor from ShoWest. Hopkins will be presented with the statuette March 12 at the ShoWest Awards in Las Vegas. Previous honorees…
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Public pressure has kept the censors from editing politics out of the Hong Kong Intl. Film Festival. The 22nd annual noncompetitive festival, which runs April 3 18, is the first since the British…
Sweden's version of the Academy Awards -- the Guldebaggen or "Golden Bugs" -- took place Monday night at Stockholm's City Hall, site of the Nobel Prize ceremony. This year's nominees for best picture…
Will "Titanic" be further propelled by its record-tying 14 Oscar noms? While the film hardly needed an added marketing push, mid-week grosses indicate it's already getting one: On Wednesday…
EXCLUSIVEUpcoming films from two established arthouse distributors and two specialized newcomers will screen at the inaugural ShoWest ShowCase: An Evening of Independent Film.
Sony Pictures Classics has picked up North American rights to Brian Gilbert's biopic "Wilde," about the author and social outcast Oscar Wilde.
Adam Sandler, due onscreen this weekend in "The Wedding Singer" for New Line Cinema, has inked to star in "Guy Gets Kid" for Columbia Pictures, Col prexy Amy Pascal announced Thursday.
Gregory Poirier, screenwriter of John Singleton's "Rosewood," will receive the 1998 Paul Selvin Award from the Writers Guild of America at the union's award ceremonies on Feb. 21.
Nick Broomfield's "Kurt and Courtney," which was pulled from the recent Sundance Film Festival following legal threats, will get a three-week run at the Roxie in San Francisco beginning Feb. 27.