The films of director John Cassavetes will be the subject of a retrospective that Film Comment magazine and Miramax Films will present in Gotham and Los Angeles Aug. 22-28.
A new German source of indie film funding is opening up for mainstream, studio-distribbed pics through a deal between Bertelsmann-affiliated CLT-UFA Intl. and Allied Pacific, the distrib arm of…
The Producers Credit Board has been gaining steam, with the group's membership --- which originally numbered 50 --- steadily growing. Many high-profile producers have lent their names to the board…
It was "Men in Black" to the rescue of the ailing foreign business last weekend, as Barry Sonnenfeld's sci-fi comedy bagged $20 million from socko bows in five territories --- including an all-time…
Dimension Films, Miramax's genre banner, will produce "Killing Mrs. Tingle," based on the first script written by Kevin Williamson, who penned the screenplay for Dimension's blockbuster "Scream" and…
Universal Pictures has picked up the pitch "Lost and Found" from Tollin/Robbins Prods., which produced "Good Burger" for Nickelodeon Films. The pitch from Dan Schneider, who co-scripted "Good…
A commanding hold by Beacon and Sony's "Air Force One," and better-than-expected debuts by New Line's "Spawn" and Fox's "Picture Perfect," helped boost weekend ticket sales to an August high of…
Mackenzie Astin, last seen swooning in "In Love and War," has inked to do the hustle with Kate Beckinsale in Whit Stillman's "Last Days of Disco" for Castle Rock Entertainment, sources said Monday.
Sony Pictures Classics' "In the Company of Men" mounted a hostile takeover of the top slot on the exclusives roster during its first weekend.
Norman Lear is moving toward the sale of his Act III Theatres Inc., the 10th-biggest exhibition company, in a deal Wall Streeters believe could fetch as much as $550 million.
First lady Hillary Clinton is smokin' over Julia Roberts's nonstop puffing in "My Best Friend's Wedding."