Nastassja Kinski has inked for leads in two major indie pics: opposite Dan Aykroyd in Kushner-Locke's "Susan's Plan" and alongside Ralph Fiennes in Alliance's "Sunshine," sources said Monday.
Marking a return to building his feature film career, rap star LL Cool J has landed a role in the upcoming thriller "Halloween: H20," from Miramax-owned Dimension Films.
Centering on a young boy's painful adjustment to the death of his beloved grandfather, "Wide Awake," the second feature from Philadelphia-based writer-director M. Night Shyamalan, is an earnest…
Fox Searchlight has extended its Simon Beaufoy franchise by picking up "Among Giants," the latest film from the "Full Monty" scripter, for distribution in North America, the U.K. and Australia.
The legal maneuvering continued last week between Miramax Films and Columbia Pictures over the worldwide marketing campaign for Columbia's horror pic "I Know What You Did Last Summer."
Jack Valenti's annual state-of-the-industry address will kick off the domestic component of ShoWest '98 Tuesday. While there was considerable change, even upheaval, in the distribution sector last…
Looking to further exploit that zany wedding motif, New Line Cinema has optioned Steve Cohen and Jennifer Love Hewitt's pitch "Cupid's Love" for "Party of Five" lead Hewitt to star in and exec…
In the face of declining support from the National Endowment for the Arts, the American Film Institute is abandoning its daily screening schedule at its Kennedy Center theater.
Spike Lee will present the keynote speech at the Independent Spirit Awards March 21. The filmmaker joins such distinctive film personalities as Oliver Stone, Francis Coppola and Jim Sheridan in…
Japanese cinema's first screwball comedy, "Welcome Back, Mr. McDonald" is a total, joyous delight.
New Yorker Films has picked up the rights to Manuel Poirier's "Western," winner of the grand jury prize at the 1997 Cannes Film Festival.