New Line Cinema has acquired the rights to best-selling author Whitley Strieber's horror-suspense novel "Unholy Fire" for Romero-Grunwald Prods. The film version of the book will be directed by…
American Multi-Cinema Inc. announced yesterday the formation of The AMC Entertainment Motion Picture Group, a division designed to expand the 1,579 -screen circuit's presence in international…
"A River Runs Through It," Robert Redford's screen version of Norman Maclean's memoir of Montana life, pulled in more viewers over the four-day Columbus Day holiday weekend than any other film in…
Former NBC exec Dennis Considine has joined Louis Gossett Jr.'s Logo Entertainment, which recently signed a multi-picture TV pact with World Intl. Network (Daily Variety, Oct. 9).
The Republic of Ireland has joined the Council of Europe's Eurimages initiative, opening the way for English-language pix to benefit from Eurimages funding.
Former Orion Pictures chairman Eric Pleskow and former Nelson Entertainment head Barry Spikings have received a three-picture commitment from French financier Initial Group.
As Warner Bros.' Steven Seagal actioner "Under Siege" set records for the biggest October opening and best October weekend, the national B.O. had a hearty Columbus Day holiday weekend overall, with…
Quebec filmmaker Jean-Claude Lauzon has finally won an award for his provocative feature "Leolo," the tale of a young Montrealer who counters the banality and madness of family life with wild…
Lorne Michaels, who created "Saturday Night Live" and recently produced Paramount's hitcomedy "Wayne's World," has extended his exclusive motion picture deal with the studio.
Decrying the lack of distributors for small-scale, independent American films , producer Marc Toberoff and writer-director Paul Mones have formed Pacific Pictures Distribution Corp.
Australian rock manager-turned-film producer Lance Reynolds has launched three features, including a pic in development with David Bowie about the life of Austrian physician Franz Mesmer.