Julia Roberts is set to star opposite Hugh Grant in the English romantic comedy currently known only as "The Notting Hill Project" from the creators of "Four Weddings and a Funeral."
AMC Entertainment Inc. plans to sell 17 of its biggest megaplex theaters for $384 million to a publicly traded real estate trust now being formed, enabling the exhib to pay off its debt and fund a…
Alan Davy, a 22-year-veteran of the Festival and Mann theater chains, has been promoted to senior VP and head film buyer at the 400-plus screen Mann circuit.
Anne Archer, best known for her turns as long-suffering wives to Harrison Ford and Michael Douglas ("Patriot Games," "Clear and Present Danger," "Fatal Attraction"), has won the leads in two…
The Film Consortium can begin tapping into British lottery funds. The franchisee, comprising several indie U.K. producers, is led by Scala Prods.' Nik Powell and Stephen Woolley and backed with money…
A labor of love coming to fruition after 13 years, "The Apostle," Robert Duvall's third --- and best --- directorial effort, is a sharply observed exploration of a middle-aged preacher who embarks on…
After five years as co-chairmen of Sony/Loews Theatres, Jim Loeks and Barrie Lawson Loeks are stepping down. Loews president Travis Reid will lead the 907-screen circuit, the nation's ninth-largest.
Brit thesp Jeremy Northam is set to star opposite Sharon Stone in Sidney Lumet's remake of "Gloria" for Mandalay Entertainment.
Ayn Rand's 1936 novel "We the Living" has been optioned by Chicago-based Rosenblum Prods., run by lawyer-producer Marvin J. Rosenblum.
Strand Releasing is poised to pick up U.S. rights to John Duigan's "Lawn Dogs," fresh from the pic's award-winning outing at the Montreal Film Festival.
Oscar-nominated thesp Kathleen Quinlan, last seen in "Breakdown" and "Event Horizon," will star opposite John Travolta in "A Civil Action" for Touchstone Pictures under Steven Zaillian's helm…