Long after he leaves Venice, fest topper Gillo Pontecorvo will be remembered for his passionate campaign to establish filmers' moral right to make what they want, free of economic or censorship…
When the Italian economy took a tumble last fall and joined the world's recessionites, the movie industry screamed that the sky was falling. Now, however, the gloom merchants are biting their tongues.
The sixth Tokyo Intl. Film Festival and second Film Market (Sept. 24 to Oct. 3) announced on Aug. 24 its screenings lineup as well as confirming Franco Zeffirelli and Wim Wenders as jury members.
1992-93 season (September-July) NON-ITALIAN FILMS Beauty and the Beast (WB) $ 20,266,847 Basic Instinct (Penta) $ 20,183,831 The Bodyguard (WB) $ 18,540,042 Dracula (Col/TriStar)…
"Turn on, tune in, drop out" was a mantra for the 1960s counterculture that found its poets in Burroughs, Kesey and Ginsberg; its pied pipers in Dylan and Hendrix. But its guru was Timothy Leary.
Premieres of David Mamet's "A Life in the Theater" with Jack Lemmon and Matthew Broderick, the Debra Winger starrer "A Dangerous Woman" and the distaff thriller "Romeo Is Bleeding," with Lena Olin…
With a tighter selection this time around, the programmers of the Venice fest's Italian Panorama sidebar are confident that less is definitely more.
Since start-up, BSkyB's movie channels have conspicuously lacked one thing: British movies. That will soon change, as the broadcaster is angling for pay windows for up to 15 films each year.
The world premiere of Roger Avary's "Killing Zoe" will help kick off the inaugural Raindance Film Market, scheduled for Oct. 16-22 at London's Planet Hollywood. Raindance is England's first market…
The prodigal son has returned. Former CBS Records CEO Walter Yetnikoff, once the most powerful man in the music business who fell from grace three years ago, has finally started his comeback.
One of Hollywood's staunchest independents, Gus Van Sant, has reached an agreement with Columbia Pictures to helm screenwriter Buck Henry's adaptation of the novel "To Die For," which will likely go…