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…
Yesterday Carmike Cinemas Inc. Class A shares saw heavy trading due to positive comments by Dean Witter Reynolds Inc. analyst Alan Gould.
Rudi Barnet, director-general of the San Sebastian Film Festival for the last two years, was removed from his post in a general board meeting Monday.
The Motion Picture Assn. of America yesterday filed a copyright infringement suit against Cencom Cable Associates, claiming the St. Louis-based multisystem operator has underpaid by $3 million…
California's top fire official has begun a massive entertainment industry education campaign because of a rash of recent accidents on movie location sites.
Director Spike Lee and the widow of Malcolm X signed a licensing agreement yesterday granting Lee rights to sell merchandise bearing the likeness and name of the slain black leader, avoiding a…