Producers Richard D. Zanuck and Lili Fini Zanuck and MGM have set "The Bodyguard" director Mick Jackson and "Wayne's World" star Dana Carvey for their comedy "Clean Slate" (Daily Variety, Jan. 19)…
Among the surprise films at this year's Sundance Film Festival are pictures that challenge the conventions of melodrama, as distributors begin to circle around such pix as "Combination Platter,"…
"Extreme Justice" found MPAA justice in New York yesterday when the Code and Ratings Administration appeals board overturned the Los Angeles' boards' NC-17 rating and awarded it an R rating.
Broadcasters, film studios and news directors are among a group of parties that has filed suit to block Federal Communications Commission rules that limit "indecent" programming to between midnight…
The Sundance Film Festival is overpopulated with young artisans, but one of this year's most unusual is director Jonathan Darby, whose short film "Contact" played late Wednesday night.
Disney is offering moviegoers a special three-month rebate promotion and discounts on products associated with "Aladdin" to keep up the boxoffice momentum on the highest-grossing animated film ever.
Another round of early negotiations between the Directors Guild of America and the producers has made no progress toward an agreement.
Neil Jordan and his producer/partner Stephen Woolley are unquestionably the hottest indies in Hollywood today. They have negotiated a deal with Columbia for "The End of the Affair" and are listening…
Robert De Niro's Tribeca has arrowed motion picture rights to Andy Tennant and Rick Parks' original story "Cupid," a contemporary romantic fable set in Brooklyn about Roman mythology's god of love.
Twentieth Century Fox, in high-gear buying mode under new movie chief Peter Chernin, has purchased Jonathan Hensleigh's spec script "Simon Says" for on-lot producer Robert Lawrence to develop for the…
California distrib Arista Films has inked a deal with Signature One for six 35mm romance pix that will likely go straight to homevid, according to Arista's exec veepee Gene George.