In what was dubbed "a groundbreaking co-production agreement," Viacom Pictures has taken an equity position with Polygram Filmed Entertainment on the $ 12 million Brad Pitt/Juliette Lewis starrer…
The Hollywood tradition of sealing deals with a handshake is again about to be put to the legal test. Odyssey Distributors Ltd. has sued Ed Pressman, claiming the producer reneged on a $ 5 million…
Strong audience response to early screenings has prompted Warner Bros. to push up the "Malcolm X" release date two days to Wednesday, Nov. 18.
Fresh from the completion of screenwriter Jeff Arch's "Sleepless in Seattle," Gary Foster Prods. has hired Josie Rosen as veepee of development and outlined a number of projects in development.
Following the major revamp of its movie production arm Tuesday (Daily Variety , Oct. 21), New Line Cinema's president of marketing Sandra Ruch has resigned her position, effective in January.
Savoy Pictures Entertainment and Universal Pictures have indefinitely shelved the $ 20 million-plus production of "Shakespeare in Love" after not being able to recast the male lead to play opposite…
Five finalists have been selected in the 1992 Samuel Goldwyn Writing Awards competition from a field of over 100 entrants from nine U. of California campuses.
While most everyone agrees that there is too much violence in film these days , few people know exactly what to do about it.
Aurelio De Laurentiis' Filmauro has invested an estimated $ 13.8 million in MGM's upcoming "Son of Pink Panther" starring Roberto Benigni, Italy's top box office draw.
Marking its first major sales push, newly minted Miramax Intl. announced yesterday its representation of four movies at the Oct. 25-30 Mifed film market, including the $ 8 million Matthew…