As expected, Warner Bros. and Polygram Filmed Entertainment have inked a three-year split-rights agreement to jointly finance and distribute motion pictures produced by Castle Rock.
After scouting locations in Gotham for nearly two years, indie production company the Shooting Gallery said Tuesday that it will build a full-service studio across the Hudson River in Harrison, N.J.
Connie Nielsen has signed to star opposite Kurt Russell in the Warner Bros. action thriller "Soldier." The film, directed by Paul Anderson and produced by Jerry Weintraub, starts production this…
Up-and-comers Matthew Lillard ("Scream"), Freddie Prinze Jr. ("I Know What You Did Last Summer"), Saffron Burrows ("Circle of Friends") and Elise Neal ("Scream 2") have enlisted to star in "Wing…
The Mouse roared loudest again at overseas cinemas in 1997. Disney's Buena Vista Intl. has won the coveted prize of top-grossing studio outside North America for last year, racking up receipts of…
EXCLUSIVEUnited Artists has hired Bruce Vilanch to write "Birdcage II," the sequel to the hit 1996 Robin Williams/Nathan Lane comedy about a gay couple that pretends to be straight, which was itself…
Veteran producer Saul Zaentz, who won Academy Awards for "The English Patient," "Amadeus" and "One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest," will be named the American Cinema Editors' filmmaker of the year on…
LOW POINTS: Not to put too fine a point on it, but 1997 was a lousy year for Warner Bros.' theatrical business -- maybe the weakest in modern memory.
Fox Searchlight Pictures has started shooting "Dreaming of Joseph Lees," its first British pic since "The Full Monty."
HIGH POINTS: The force was with Fox in early 1997, as the studio flew at warp speed into the year with the re-release of "Star Wars" in January.
Writer-director Philippe Lioret beats the sophomore jinx with "Proper Attire Required," a charming comedy of misunderstandings that's even better than his 1994 debut, "Fallen From Heaven" (aka "In…