Rep. Barney Frank (D-Mass.) is readying legislation that would allow directors to notify consumers of their objections if pix have been materially altered.
SANTA BARBARA -- Self-consciously mixing elements of "The Petrified Forest" and "Bagdad Cafe," the unevenly paced "The Painted Desert" also calls to mind Robert Altman's dream narrative "Three…
The average cost of producing and marketing a motion picture last year soared to $ 40 million, marking a 5% increase over the combined average negative/marketing costs in 1991 of $ 38.1 million, Jack…
Landmark Distributors of New York has filed suit against Polygram Group Distributors, claiming defamation and injury to its business and asking $ 270, 000 plus additional amounts to be determined at…
Reviewed at the Santa Barbara Film Festival, March 6, 1993. Running time: 95 min.
Sounding like a politician on the campaign trail, Columbia Pictures chairman Mark Canton yesterday called on both studios and exhibitors to "focus on and rededicate ourselves to our core business…
Actress Geena Davis has sued writer Frank Sanello, claiming he authored a story and made up quotes attributed to her.
SANTA BARBARA --"Silent Victim" begs the question, "Why?" The project's genesis is confusing in light of the numerous and often more penetrating dramatizations of the abortion issue done over the…
Warner Bros. has struck a deal with Baltimore Pictures' Barry Levinson and Mark Johnson to co-produce "Home Fries" for Warner Bros., sources confirmed.
The Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors yesterday voted to create a County Motion Picture & Teleproduction Task Force to deal with runaway production.
Of interest mainly to tradesters, "Joey Breaker" is an inside look at a New York movie talent agent. Lack of visual pizazz plus miscasting severely limit indie pic's breakout potential.