Director Spike Lee doesn't expect trouble when "Malcolm X" opens Nov. 18, but he knows some exhibitors are nervous about it, especially in Westwood, where violence marred the opening of "New Jack…
Warner Bros.' "Under Siege" remained securely atop the national box office heap over the weekend in another good overall fall frame apparently not seriously affected by the World Series, which ended…
The American Film Institute has set March 11 as the date for its Life Achievement Award dinner at the BevHilton honoring Elizabeth Taylor, per AFI chairman Frederick S. Pierce. The tribute will be…
Andrew Neiderman's latest suspense thriller "The Solomon Organization" has been acquired by Warner Bros. for Arnold Kopelson Prods.
The 59th edition of the Milan film market, Mifed (Oct. 25-30), has gotten off to a good start, with plenty of new films unspooling for buyers. Also, per tradesters, the technical organization is…
Nearly 250,000 Germans flocked to see "1492: Conquest of Paradise" last week, while Italians gave it the cold shoulder. So much for the notion of homogenized European taste.
Sick humor abounds in "Dr. Giggles," a wildly uneven horror film that's gory enough to give Universal the desired two weeks of Halloween business.
Fresh from the completion of screenwriter Jeff Arch's "Sleepless in Seattle," Gary Foster Prods. has hired Josie Rosen as veepee of development and outlined a number of projects in development.
Strong audience response to early screenings has prompted Warner Bros. to push up the "Malcolm X" release date two days to Wednesday, Nov. 18.
Following the major revamp of its movie production arm Tuesday (Daily Variety , Oct. 21), New Line Cinema's president of marketing Sandra Ruch has resigned her position, effective in January.
The Hollywood tradition of sealing deals with a handshake is again about to be put to the legal test. Odyssey Distributors Ltd. has sued Ed Pressman, claiming the producer reneged on a $ 5 million…