After the handover of Hong Kong to the Chinese July 1, the pic biz here is hoping this former British Crown colony will again become a thriving film colony.
Amusical comedy about a zealous stage mother whose star quality ultimately surpasses that of her untalented daughter, "Franchesca Page" has an amusing score and a vivacious lead in statuesque drag…
Newly formed Los Angeles-based indie production company Peninsula Films has just begun lensing its first pic, "Lover Girl," starring Kristy Swanson and Sandra Bernhard. Budgeted at about $1 million…
German-based Yank director Sherry Hormann's "Father's Day" is a bright and breezy relationships comedy that's as enjoyable as it is slim. One of several slickly shot movies (including fellow American…
It was a bleak picture painted by Peter Bogdanovich in Los Angeles Superior Court last week. The director of "The Last Picture Show" and "Paper Moon" petitioned for bankruptcy after a jury hit him…
Two key lawmakers have urged Universal Studios to scale back expansion plans by as much as 40% and eliminate plans for a new theme park.
The Other Shore" is an emotionally complex portrait of colonial and personal heritage as observed in two men who have been buffeted by history but only now acknowledge the strength of its undertow…
Dina Spybey ("SubUrbia"), Lane Smith ("My Cousin Vinny"), Hedy Burress ("Foxfire") and Geoffrey Blake ("Forrest Gump") have agreed to star in the indie pic "Somehow Scituate" for ML Prods.
Fans of Jorge Luis Borges will wonder how closely the blind poet Rene of "Deep in the Foreign Land" was modeled on the great Argentine writer. Certainly literature is never far from mind in pic's…
"The second easiest way to start a fight at a pool party on the Westside of Los Angeles," according to professor Mark Weinstein at USC's Marshall School of Business and Law School, "is to argue in…