Hollywood Pictures has resuscitated the moribund spec market with the $2.25 million purchase of M. Night Shyamalan's "Sixth Sense," which carries an automatic greenlight for the scribe to direct…
British exhib ABC Cinemas, the second biggest in the country, is planning to sell 20 of its city center sites, a move forced by competition from new multiplexes.
In a significant ruling that could make obsolete the industry practice of obtaining clearances for the use of names and likenesses in films and TV shows, the California Court of Appeal has upheld a…
Director John Landis will be the fourth recipient of the annual Premio Federico Fellini, to be awarded during the 10th Riminicinema Intl. Independent Film Festival, which runs Sept. 24-28 in the…
Sugar Ray (Palace; 1,250 capacity; $ 12.50) Presented by KROQ/Goldenvoice/Avalon. Band: Mark McGrath, Rodney Shepherd, Stan Frazier, Murphy Karges, Craig "DJ Homicide" Bullock. Reviewed Sept. 10…
Producer Mace Neufeld is teaming with Stephen Sondheim and George Furth to bring their 1995 play "Getting Away With Murder" to the bigscreen for Paramount Pictures.
Even before the wide release of "Wes Craven's Wishmaster," Live Entertainment execs said Tuesday they are planning a sequel to the horror pic.
The casualties of conflict pile up in "Life During Wartime," though the battlefield in this deceptively titled indie black comedy isn't a hot spot in the Middle East or the Balkans: the combatants…
Hugh Grant and Elizabeth Hurley's Simian Films has tapped Lisa Reeve senior VP of production. She will start Sept. 29.
Joaquin Phoenix has been set to play a condemned man in "Force Majeure," the Propaganda Films drama to be directed by Joseph Reuben from a script by Wesley Strick.
First-time writer-director John Patrick Kelley's "The Locusts" is something of an anomaly in its nostalgic kinship with the tragic rural melodramas of the 1950s, simmering with themes of guilt…