A double dose of eternal maverick Woody Allen --- in scripted and unscripted forms --- set the tone for a lineup embracing American indies but snubbing studio product at the 54th Venice Intl. Film…
Linda Fiorentino, Matt Damon, Ben Affleck, Chris Rock, Alan Rickman and Jason Mewes will be the ensemble cast of "Dogma," writer-director Kevin Smith's latest project for Miramax Films.
Seeking to strengthen its position and deepen its areas of expertise, L.A.-based VIFX's parent company, Very Imaginative Pictures Inc., has acquired a majority interest in upstate New York-based…
After performing the riskiest of roles in films like "Bad Lieutenant" and "The Piano," Harvey Keitel is close to getting several equally offbeat films financed under his Goatsingers production banner.
The Motion Picture Assn. has inked a new agreement with the World Customs Organization aimed at further combating international piracy.
Chris Blackwell has resigned his post as CEO of Island Pictures in what sources say is a protest of parent Polygram Filmed Entertainment's move to insert its own editor on Robert Altman's "The…
Lena Evans, veteran post-production exec and former prexy of f/x house Optical Illusions, has signed on as exec vice president at Caliban Filmworks, a digital post house that creates special effects…
Oscar may be coming home to Hollywood. The Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences is in preliminary discussions with developer TrizecHahn Centers to move the Academy Awards ceremony into a…
Kevin Williams, probably Spain's best-known film sales rep, has struck off on his own, forming Kevin Williams Associates (KWA), a sales company and rights-brokering outfit based out of Madrid.
Film icon Monte Hellman has been tapped by Miramax to write and direct a film version of Elmore Leonard's 1988 thriller "Freaky Deaky," with Quentin Tarantino and Lawrence Bender exec producing.
Jack Valenti, Motion Picture Assn. of America chairman and CEO, left Tuesday for his annual European diplomatic tour, where he is scheduled to meet with government officials to discuss issues that…