After several weeks of negotiations, Miramax Films has wrapped its deal to acquire worldwide rights (except Italy) to actor-director Roberto Benigni's Italian box office hit "Life Is Beautiful" (La…
A Los Angeles superior court judge on Friday summarily dismissed a legal claim by director and producer Francis Ford Coppola against the estate of late scientist-writer Carl Sagan and Warner Bros…
Propelled by its record-tying 14 Oscar nominations, "Titanic" surged 23% for an estimated $33 million four-day gross and pushed the overall box office to a new Presidents Day frame high.
Still looking for high-profile films on which to stamp its name, Polygram Filmed Entertainment is putting its money behind a new production company run by longtime friends Ivan Reitman -- director of…
TriStar Pictures has just said "Go" to Doug Liman's first helming effort since "Swingers," sources said Friday.
Aidan Quinn has joined the cast of Warner Bros.' supernatural comedy "Practical Magic," currently lensing under the helm of Griffin Dunne.
With few titles setting festgoers' pulses racing and a distinct lack of star wattage on display, the 48th Berlin Intl. Film Festival was already being dubbed as mild as the unseasonable weather in…
BERLIN – Le Studio Canal Plus has sold Berlin competition entry “Jeanne et le Garcon Formidable” to Japan, Russia, Belgium and Yugoslavia, and is in negotiations with buyers in Switzerland and…
Kenneth Branagh has signed on to play the diabolically brilliant bad guy Dr. Arliss Loveless in Warner Bros.' "Wild, Wild West," a fantasy adventure-comedy loosely based on the 1960s TV series of the…
The 1998 edition of the American Film Market (Feb. 26-March 6) will screen 249 new films, a 10% increase on 1997, the American Film Marketing Assn. has announced.
Nick Broomfield's "Kurt and Courtney," which was pulled from the recent Sundance Film Festival following legal threats, will get a three-week run at the Roxie in San Francisco beginning Feb. 27.