The first Hollywood Film Festival debuted Tuesday and the initial verdict on the fledgling showcase was that it's getting by (so far) on "beginner's luck."
Producers Morris Ruskin and Mary Skinner have partnered with international distribution execs Lynn Mooney and George Marinos to form Shoreline Entertainment, an independent production and foreign…
A small but growing niche in the soundtrack market is the commercial release of original recordings of classic film scores. But it's only possible in rare instances when the studios have been savvy…
A surprise B.O. smash in France, Thomas Gilou's latest ensembler treads a minefield of potentially offensive caricature to deliver a feel-good male-bonding comedy set among the Sephardic Jews of the…
Five new screenwriters have been selected to receive this year's Don and Gee Nicholl Fellowships in Screenwriting, presented by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences.
Just six months after trumpeting a long-term foreign sales pact in Cannes, Village Roadshow and Guy East/Nigel Sinclair's Intermedia have parted ways "amicably," the companies confirmed Tuesday at…
After pulverizing national box office records last Christmas with Leonardo Pieraccioni's "The Cyclone," the Cecchi Gori Group now is aiming to repeat that success with the widest release ever…
The American Society of Cinematographers (ASC) awarded its 1997 Lifetime Achievement Award to Victor J. Kemper, whose career spans 27 years and includes 52 feature films.
When thinking of George Lucas and his famed Skywalker Ranch, film scoring is not the first thing that comes to mind. Instead, "Star Wars" images, Industrial Light & Magic and big special effects pop…
The tentatively delayed production of "Diana and Me," a romantic comedy from Village Roadshow about Princess Diana and one of her most ardent fans, will shoot new bookend scenes to take into account…
Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, Walt Disney Co. and Polygram Holdings are among a large group of companies exploring the purchase of the Epic group of film libraries, now being auctioned by the French…
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