Ironically, it was American mega-grosser Steven Spielberg who provided the climax to the two-day International Authors (i.e., filmmakers) Symposium in Venice, held to defend freedom of expression and…
No criminal charges will be filed in the death of actor Brandon Lee, who was shot on a movie set with a gun that was supposed to fire only blanks.
Robert Meyers, the former prexy of Orion Pictures Intl., has been tapped as the new prexy and CEO of feature distrib Odyssey Entertainment Ltd., it was announced Tuesday by Odyssey's parent outfit…
Walt Disney Pictures is fast-tracking its version of Jack London's "Call of the Wild," which the studio has been developing.
American counterculture and early '70s values come flooding back like a peyote-induced dream in Gus Van Sant's "Even Cowgirls Get the Blues," a far-out, meandering fantasy set on a ranch run by…
Opening with "Sleepless in Seattle" and closing shop with Spielberg's dino epic, Deauville's 19th annual Festival du Cinema Americain (Sept. 3-13) appears to have finally attained its long-sought…
Wayne Wang's fine adaptation of Amy Tan's best-selling "The Joy Luck Club" will no doubt mark a breakthrough for films about Asians in America. Beautifully made and acted and emotionally moving in…
Exploding Raymond Carver's spare stories and minimally drawn characters onto the screen with startling imagination, Robert Altman has made his most complex and full-bodied human comedy since…
Keith Davis, who recently ankled as a development executive at Zucker Bros. Prods., has joined Mel Gibson's Warner Bros.-based Icon Prods. as vice president of development.
Romanian helmer Radu Mihaileanu's first feature, "Trahir" (Betrayal), won the Grand Prix of the Americas at the 17th edition of the Montreal World Film Festival, which wound down with its closing…