"Midnight Edition," the fact-inspired tale of a reporter who becomes enthralled with a death-row killer, is marred by pacing and continuity problems. Downright confusing indie production should do OK…
MGM/UA production chairman Jay Kanter, one of the last remaining lieutenants from the Alan Ladd Jr. era, announced Tuesday that he is resigning his slot immediately.
Oscar-winning lyricist Alan Bergman has been appointed chairman of the 66th Academy Awards Governors Ball Committee by Academy president Arthur Hiller. This marks Bergman's third assignment as…
Asubtle new direction for Japanese indie production, "Breakable" takes an unblinking, Euro-style look at urban twentysomethings and their vague search for meaning in their lives. Remarkably, the…
The Motion Picture Assn. of America announced Tuesday that Marsha Kessler has been promoted to veepee of cable copyright royalty and distribution and Sandra Corollo Pope to the post of director of…
Turner Home Entertainment will back its March 16 homevid rollout of the Civil War epic "Gettysburg" with its largest marketing campaign ever, bypassing pay-per-view and offering a 100-day retail…
Tensions are escalating between the powerful handlers of publicity-shy movie and music stars and the studios and record labels looking to use those stars to promote their projects.
Studio Canal Plus, the film production arm of pay TV giant Canal Plus, will step up investment in European pix, according to recently appointed executive VP Pierre Heros.
Universal might need an extra-long one-sheet for its big summer pic "The Flintstones," which stars John Goodman. And don't be surprised if the credits stretch to 10 minutes. All because more…
Of the top 100 global earners in film for 1993, 88 were American productions. But 52% of the total grosses was generated outside the U.S. Those are among the findings of the first Daily Variety…