Leonard Klady: Cinefile
Audiences didn't heed the title of Miramax's "Benefit of the Doubt," rejecting the Donald Sutherland-starrer as one of the few new exclusive entries in the marketplace.
Orion Pictures majority shareholder John Kluge is doing an end run around bankruptcy court with the formation of Orion Prods. Co., funded via MetProductions, the new affiliate of Metromedia Co.
The weekend box office horse race saw Paramount's "The Firm" nose past Columbia/Castle Rock's "In the Line of Fire." The Tom Cruise legal thriller took first with $ 13,281,416 and print averages of $…
Dino-fever is spreading fast as "Jurassic Park" had monster openings in Japan, South Korea, Taiwan, the U.K. and Mexico last weekend, smashing B.O. records in every territory.
In a new marketing ploy taking advantage of the interactive age, movie studios have begun trying to reach moviegoers through the personal computer.
October Films is betting that a little political intrigue will sell big in the nation's arthouse theaters.
The 11th Annual Los Angeles Intl. Gay and Lesbian Film and Video Festival was the most successful ever, according to Larry Horne, the fest's executive director.
John Singleton's follow-up to "Boyz N the Hood" and the screen debut of Janet Jackson cannot sustain the scrutiny and expectation that inevitably follow a conspicuous first film. "Poetic Justice" is…
Four female directors from four corners of the world will begin shooting their respective short stories for the feature "Erotique" this week, says Brandon Chase, prexy/CEO of Group 1 Films.
A solidly commercial contemporary thriller in its own right, "In the Line of Fire" makes one appreciate the extra shadings and textures Clint Eastwood brings to his own films. The star's first outing…