No wonder this Lawrence Kasdan script has been on the shelf for more than a decade: In the custody of director Mick Jackson, it proves a jumbled mess, with a few enjoyable moments but little…
Denver-based United Artists Theatres, the industry's biggest circuit with 2, 378 screens, has decided to get better by getting smaller.
Screenwriter Joe Eszterhas has received $2 million cash upfront to script an original rock 'n' roll musical about Las Vegas showgirls, in what is believed to be one of the highest guaranteed…
New Line Cinema's recently revamped production arm, New Line Prods., has purchased Eric Bernt's spec action script "Surviving the Game" in a move that demonstrates NLC is aggressively ramping up its…
After months of build-up, Spike Lee's "Malcolm X" opened quietly but strongly in 1,124 theaters nationwide yesterday. While distributor Warner Bros. hadn't finished crunching early audience results…
Indie producers Mary Anne Page and Daniel Rogosin ("The Good Son") have entered into a first-look, two-year overall deal with 20th Century Fox under their Page/Rogosin Films banner.
To fill out the cast of his first feature film, "Who's the Man," director Ted Demme has called in a lot of favors that he earned over five years of doing "Yo! MTV Raps."
The Aussie box office witnessed a surprising first over the weekend when two low-budget domestic offerings clocked in at first and second places, eclipsing "Sneakers,""Unlawful Entry" and "Patriot…
The Swedish Film Institute nominated "Anglagard," or "Angel Manor," for the Best Foreign Film Oscar to replace "The Best Intentions," which was declared ineligible last week.
In a major blow to makers of short films, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences' Board of Governors has decided to eliminate the documentary short and live-action short categories -- but not…
Witt-Thomas Films has unreeled its first production slate for '93 and beyond under its new deal with Warner Bros., with projects ranging from Voltaire's "Candide" to "Wicked Ways," a co-production…