Twentieth Century Fox, in high-gear buying mode under new movie chief Peter Chernin, has purchased Jonathan Hensleigh's spec script "Simon Says" for on-lot producer Robert Lawrence to develop for the…
Among the surprise films at this year's Sundance Film Festival are pictures that challenge the conventions of melodrama, as distributors begin to circle around such pix as "Combination Platter,"…
"Extreme Justice" found MPAA justice in New York yesterday when the Code and Ratings Administration appeals board overturned the Los Angeles' boards' NC-17 rating and awarded it an R rating.
Broadcasters, film studios and news directors are among a group of parties that has filed suit to block Federal Communications Commission rules that limit "indecent" programming to between midnight…
October Films partner Jeff Lipsky called for independents to fight the MPAA ratings system during yesterday's Sundance Film Festival panel discussion on producing and financing independent film.
A Christmas surge in moviegoing lifted 1992 U.K. ticket sales to their highest level in 12 years, according to figures released by the Cinema Advertising Assn.
TriStar Pictures has pulled the plug on its planned production of "The Three Musketeers," its hand forced by a script that is still being revised and Disney's competing project that is nearly fully…
Saul Bass, the Oscar-winning filmmaker and graphic designer, has created the poster to commemorate the 65th annual Academy Awards.
The American Film Market kicks off Feb. 25 at the Miramar Sheraton in Santa Monica with MPAA president Jack Valenti giving the opening speech.
WITH A PARTY FRIDAY, the Massachusetts Film Office established its presence at the Sundance Film Festival. It's the Film Office's second year in a row. The party, held at the Kimball Arts Center, was…
California distrib Arista Films has inked a deal with Signature One for six 35mm romance pix that will likely go straight to homevid, according to Arista's exec veepee Gene George.