Australian rock manager-turned-film producer Lance Reynolds has launched three features, including a pic in development with David Bowie about the life of Austrian physician Franz Mesmer.
Warner Bros.' Steven Seagal actioner "Under Siege" easily broke the October opening-weekend record Sunday with one day left to report in the four-day Columbus holiday weekend.
Warner Bros.' "Malcolm X" drew a PG-13 for "a scene of violence, and for drugs and some language" in the 1,238th weekly bulletin of the Motion Picture Assn. of America's Classification & Rating…
Expanding into one more area of the entertainment industry--exhibition--Morgan Creek has become the newest partner in Kansas City-based First Intl. Theaters. With the new venture, Morgan Creek joins…
"Breaking the Rules" is a stillborn road movie, way too maudlin to be touching or amusing. On the shelf for over three years, pic emerges as a poor entry in all markets.
Republic Pictures Corp. has inked a six-picture distribution deal with newly formed Blue Rider Pictures. The deal will kick into gear when production of the suspense thriller "Witchboard 2" kicks off…
Producer Donald P. Bellisario has entered into an exclusive TV and first-look feature deal with Paramount Pictures, as expected (Daily Variety, July 10), after more than a dozen years at Universal TV.
Representatives of the distribution, exhibition and theater technology fields will descend this week on Atlantic City for the eighth annual ShowEast confab, which this year boasts a record level of…
New Line Cinema will co-sponsor with Eastman Kodak Co. the Oct. 14 dinner at ShowEast, which will be held at Trump's Taj Mahal in Atlantic City, N.J.
It's three strikes and almost certainly out for Film Trustees, the international film financing company. Shareholders are due to meet in London Oct. 16, and liquidation appears inevitable for the…
As a yardstick for directors, the European b.o. last week was uplifting for directors Barbet Schroeder, Reginald Hudlin and David Fincher.