Domestic theaters took in $ 5.15 billion in 1993, setting a new record, according to figures released Tuesday by Motion Picture Assn. of America president Jack Valenti.
Film director/cinematographer John Bailey (“China Moon”) has signed an exclusive commercial production deal with Brownstone Prods. Bailey, the cinematographer on “In the Line of Fire,””The Accidental…
A fact-based novel about a Georgia murder that has captivated Southern readers has been optioned by producers Arnold Stiefel and Randy Phillips in a deal that could garner Manhattan-based writer John…
Former MGM exec Don Barrett has joined Nest Prods. as a senior veepee of marketing, just in time to help the fledgling indie market its first theatrical release, "The Swan Princess."
Set in Bangkok, "Natural Causes" is a messy, incoherent political thriller about a young American woman who finds herself in the midst of a plot to assassinate former Secretary of State Henry…
Bernadette Peters will sing and perform the opening number on the 66th Academy Awards show, which will be broadcast by ABC live at 6 p.m. March 21 from the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion. It will be…
John G. Thomas' "Healer," which received its world premiere as the opener of the ninth Santa Barbara Intl. Film Festival, is a slim, poorly written message movie about the transformation of an…
Fine Line Features has grabbed North American rights to Nanni Moretti's "Caro Diario" (Dear Diary), an Italian first-person comedy echoing the style of Woody Allen.
As a comic spin on the action/heist genre, "Handgun" resembles a cross between Hal Hartley's "Simple Men" and Quentin Tarantino's "Reservoir Dogs." Whitney Ransick's low-budget feature directorial…
Polygram Filmed Entertainment, a unit of the Dutch media giant, has bought Movies Films Prods., the Benelux indie distrib and producer, for an undisclosed sum.
Bad pun intended, MGM/UA is handing out T-shirts at ShoWest here emblazoned with the proclamation "This Time We're Not Lion." Yow!