The German city of Weisbaden is developing plans for a festival devoted to the cinema of Eastern Europe and the former Soviet Union, provisionally set for spring 2000.
Sharon Stone is in talks to topline "Crimes of Opportunity," which will mark thesp Peter Coyote's helming and screenwriting debut.
With more than $3.1 billion generated in the domestic marketplace in the first six months of 1998, there's reason for celebration in distribution and exhibition circles.
After a multimillion-dollar PR countdown, "Armageddon" blasted off Monday night with a splashy world preem at the Kennedy Space Center in Florida.
Frankly, Scarlett, audiences still give a damn. New Line Cinema's restored version of Victor Fleming's 1939 classic "Gone With the Wind" swept into first place on the exclusives roster.
Sen. Jesse Helms (R-N.C.) is unwittingly drumming up publicity for a new documentary about himself titled "Dear Jesse."
As distribs continued to complain of hot weather in Europe and the World Cup denting the overseas box office, some pics staged fine foreign preems over the weekend, including Fox's "Dr. Dolittle,"…
The Motion Picture Assn. of America failed in its effort to win a bigger piece of the copyright royalty pie paid by the cable industry.
United Artists has paid a low six-figure against mid six-figure sum for the Holly Sklar romantic comedy pitch "Kamikaze Dating" for David Ladd and Anne D'Amato to produce.
Adrian Lyne's remake of "Lolita" will make its New York premiere July 28 as a benefit for the Film Society of Lincoln Center.
Universal has purchased a comedy spec titled "Always a Bridesmaid" from the writing team of Dawn Calame and Chris Conroy, for Andrew Bergman's U-based Lobell-Bergman Prods.