The Miramax/Universal co-production "Shakespeare in Love" topped the exclusives roster in its first outing. John Madden's romantic comedy starring Gwyneth Paltrow and Joseph Fiennes rang up $210,419…
"Armageddon" had a scorching preem in Japan, amassing $7.3 million in two days and blasting Buena Vista Intl. to its biggest-ever bow in the crucial market. Unspooling on 263 screens, "Armageddon"…
The financial breakdown of how the British government intends to restructure film funding has split the U.K. movie biz, with some industryites severely disappointed, and others guardedly optimistic.
American Movie Classics for the first time has purchased a film library: 89 pictures made by American Intl. Pictures, including 34 films made by James Nicholson and Sam Arkoff, often called the…
The Motion Picture Assn. of America is launching an anti-camcording campaign in New York this month, designed to deter illegal recording in area movie theaters.
Universal will mount a screen version of "Muscle: Memoirs of an Unlikely Bodybuilder," Samuel Wilson Fussell's book for Avon that will be adapted by screenwriter Stuart Blumberg. The film will be…
Finding a creative way to lure people back into theaters, Disney and Pixar will issue a new set of "outtakes" Friday for its hit animation pic "A Bug's Life."
Mexico's Congress has unanimously passed a scaled-down version of a new film law.
Debbie Reynolds, Jack Valenti and John Barry will be among the honorees at the 10th annual Nortel Palm Springs International Film Festival on Jan. 9.
Veteran Canuck feature film producer Peter Simpson is back in action for the first time since he sold his company, Norstar Entertainment, to Alliance Communications late last year.
Cuba opened its arms to Americans and Americans responded. Curious, intrepid and enthusiastic, the U.S. industryites who made the trek to the Havana Film Festival Dec. 1-11 found eager auds…