Fine Line's "Love! Valour! Compassion!" won the hearts of arthouse auds as it topped the exclusives list for the second consecutive weekend.
Universal's "The Lost World: Jurassic Park" devoured an estimated $90.1 million over the four-day Memorial Day frame, dwarfing even wildly optimistic industry predictions and crushing every box…
Domestic distribution rights to “One Man’s Hero” were originally purchased by Orion and ended up with MGM following the merger of the two companies. Information in a May 13 story was incomplete…
Focus Media Inc. will handle media buying for DreamWorks’ theatrical releases. Focus Media, based in Santa Monica, also handles media placement for Sears and U.S. Robotics. Focus developed “Sears…
A trio of companies in Tuscany owned by legendary Italian film producer Carlo Ponti were declared bankrupt last week by a Pisa tribunal court. The decision came as a surprise following a recent offer…
Arnold Kopelson and Anne Kopelson, the husband-and-wife producing tandem responsible for producing such films as "Platoon," "Seven" and "The Fugitive," have been inducted into Variety's Showbiz Expo…
"The Fifth Element" continued on a tear last week, but some of the other films launched at Cannes had underwhelming debuts, while the European B.O. generally was flattened by brilliant summer weather.
The London Suede (El Rey Theatre; 900 capacity; $ 15.50) Presented by Goldenvoice and Philip Blaine. Band: Brett Anderson, Mat Osman, Simon Gilbert, Richard Oakes, Neil Codling. Reviewed May 21…
Natasha Richardson, who starred in "Nell" and "Widow's Peak," has been cast in Walt Disney Pictures' remake of "The Parent Trap," scheduled to start shooting on July 15.
Walt Disney feature animation president Peter Schneider and board vice chairman Roy Disney will receive the International Creative Achievement Award at this year's Cinema Expo Intl. in Amsterdam.
Miramax Films' "Cop Land," the second feature film by "Heavy" director James Mangold, which stars Sylvester Stallone, is undergoing significant reshoots, sources say.