L.A.-based Pacific Theatres has announced plans to build a 16-screen, 3,200-seat megaplex at Valley Plaza in Bakersfield. The complex marks the circuit's first foray into the San Joaquin Valley.
Catriona Hughes was tapped chief exec of premier film and TV finance fund the Australian Film Finance Corp. (FFC) late Wednesday.
Leonardo DiCaprio is making room for "The Crowded Room." The actor, who last starred in "Romeo & Juliet," has been in negotiations for the coveted role that had drawn the interest of several actors…
Brillstein-Grey Entertainment, as part of its plan to heighten its film profile, has named senior veepees of production Matthew Baer and Michael Siegel as joint heads of its motion picture division.
Dutch bank ABN-Amro has taken the lead in arranging a $400 million production loan for New Line Cinema, fulfilling Time Warner's plans to raise production finance for New Line without affecting the…
Salah M. Hassanein has filed suit against Warner Bros., charging that the studio failed to pay him all that he was due during his tenure overseeing international exhibition for the studio.
Spain's top paybox channel, Canal Plus Spain, and its owner, Sogecable, have signed a multipoint deal with Spanish producers Lobby Fapae, providing a cash injection and some $11 million for the…
American and French filmmakers joined hands Tuesday at the Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences to celebrate 50 years of the Cannes film fest.
The Montreal World Film Festival has launched a C$5 million ($3.6 million) lawsuit against the Montreal Intl. Festival of Cinema and New Media, charging that the smaller fest is deliberately creating…
Karl Malden, Robert Urich, Chuck Hayward, Yvonne De Carlo, Clint Walker and Leo Gordon will be honored at the Golden Boot Awards on July 19 at the Century Plaza Hotel in Century City.
Fox’s “Volcano” posted Mexico’s second largest debut ever, with $1.3 million from 268 prints last weekend. Figure was wrong in Tuesday’s story. * * * Gus Lucas is president of programming at the…