DESPITE OUTWARD SIGNS of a vibrant independent feature film scene, the truth is that the odds of a young filmmaker getting his/her film picked up theatrically have gotten worse. The reasons run the…
Donner/Schuler-Donner, allied with sophomore writer Scott Abbott ("Walter Winchell"), has sold Touchstone on a pitch for a dramatic thriller loosely based on "The Count of Monte Cristo," Alexandre…
Hollywood needs to butt out more often. That was the message Monday from California lawmakers and researchers at a state Senate Judiciary Committee hearing who complained that increased use of…
Marlo Thomas has landed a role in the indie film "Starfucker" (aka "Dust and Stardust"), currently in production in L.A.
"Boogie Nights" star Mark Wahlberg is in final negotiations to co-star with Chow Yun-Fat in the James Foley-helmed "The Corruptor" at New Line Cinema.
Citing a shortage of studio space on its lot, 20th Century Fox has inked a five-year lease in the soon-to-be-built Manhattan Beach Studios.
Miramax Films has pulled off a spectacular British coup by forming a partnership with Channel 4's David Aukin and Colin Leventhal and former Miramax exec Trea Hoving to launch a major U.K. film…
Human culture and insect culture duel to the death in "Starship Troopers," a spectacularly gung ho sci-fi epic that delivers two hours of good, nasty fun. The scope and abundance of the special…
As studios tighten the squeeze on independent producers, indie lensers should continue to shy away from low-budget genres and push the limits of creativity, according producer-director Roger Corman.
Those old faithfuls "The Lost World: Jurassic Park," "The Full Monty," "My Best Friend's Wedding" and "Air Force One" kept pay windows busy at cinemas overseas last weekend, while several new entries…
New Line's "Boogie Nights" continued to dominate the exclusives roster. Paul Thomas Anderson's tour of the 1970s porn industry bared $357,272 on 13 stages in New York and Los Angeles.