Set in Bangkok, "Natural Causes" is a messy, incoherent political thriller about a young American woman who finds herself in the midst of a plot to assassinate former Secretary of State Henry…
Film director/cinematographer John Bailey (“China Moon”) has signed an exclusive commercial production deal with Brownstone Prods. Bailey, the cinematographer on “In the Line of Fire,””The Accidental…
A fact-based novel about a Georgia murder that has captivated Southern readers has been optioned by producers Arnold Stiefel and Randy Phillips in a deal that could garner Manhattan-based writer John…
John G. Thomas' "Healer," which received its world premiere as the opener of the ninth Santa Barbara Intl. Film Festival, is a slim, poorly written message movie about the transformation of an…
Former MGM exec Don Barrett has joined Nest Prods. as a senior veepee of marketing, just in time to help the fledgling indie market its first theatrical release, "The Swan Princess."
As a comic spin on the action/heist genre, "Handgun" resembles a cross between Hal Hartley's "Simple Men" and Quentin Tarantino's "Reservoir Dogs." Whitney Ransick's low-budget feature directorial…
Bernadette Peters will sing and perform the opening number on the 66th Academy Awards show, which will be broadcast by ABC live at 6 p.m. March 21 from the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion. It will be…
Fine Line Features has grabbed North American rights to Nanni Moretti's "Caro Diario" (Dear Diary), an Italian first-person comedy echoing the style of Woody Allen.
Polygram Filmed Entertainment, a unit of the Dutch media giant, has bought Movies Films Prods., the Benelux indie distrib and producer, for an undisclosed sum.
Bad pun intended, MGM/UA is handing out T-shirts at ShoWest here emblazoned with the proclamation "This Time We're Not Lion." Yow!
From the moment exhibitors entered the New Line/Fine Line-sponsored luncheon Tuesday at Bally's, multiple screens adorned with the leering mug of comic Jim Carrey as the zoot-suited lead in "The…