Hampered by a derivative, cliche-ridden screenplay, Jan De Bont's "Speed 2: Cruise Control," the water-bound sequel to his 1995 smash hit, is a serviceable summer action-thriller that takes too long…
In an effort to infuse "new blood" into the local filmmaking industry, video distributor Mei Ah has started its own production company, Brilliant Idea Group, or BIG.
Newcomer Tamara Taylor has been cast as the female lead in the comedy "Senseless," which Penelope Spheeris ("Wayne's World") is helming for Miramax's genre banner Dimension Films, sources said.
The U.K.'s new Labor government has invited a dozen of the most savvy figures in the British film industry to devise a set of pragmatic policies to boost British cinema.
Cinepix Film Properties will distribute the romantic comedy "Nick and Jane" in eight major markets beginning in mid-October.
Battling a growing reputation for making low-quality films, the heavy hitters of the Hong Kong film industry fought back at the first Hong Kong Intl. Film Market, Filmart, which runs through Friday.
Entertainment industry leaders and top tech specialists will converge tomorrow at Variety ShowBiz Expo West: The Evolution of Production, which will be held Friday through Sunday at the Los Angeles…
This year's National Spotlight Program at the Toronto Intl. Film Festival will focus on pics from the Balkans, fest organizers announced Wednesday.
In a season dominated by blockbusters, vets of the niche pic are quick to cite chapter and verse about the dynamism of specialized summer releases.
The arrival of Warner Bros.' "The Postman" crew has made quite an economic splash in a couple of Northwest towns.
Kim Basinger has joined Kenneth Branagh, Drew Barrymore and Leonardo DiCaprio in the cast of Woody Allen's new film, sources said. Basinger, who took time off to have a baby, made her return in the…