The 28th annual Chicago Intl. Film Festival opens today with a gala tribute to two-time Oscar-winner Jack Lemmon, who will receive the fest's Lifetime Achievement Award.
Gramercy Pictures has hired MGM's senior VP of marketing Claudia Gray as its new senior VP of publicity--the first key executive hire since the distribution company formed five months ago. Gray's…
Distributors opened 35 new films during September, up slightly from last year's 33 but still lagging behind year-to-date levels.
Five films have been selected as recipients of the 1992 Distinguished Documentary Achievement Awards, presented by the Intl. Documentary Assn.
Japan's intensely popular teen idol Goro Inagaki of the pop group SMAP may eventually prove a box office dream, but he's proving a production nightmare on the remake of "Private Lessons."
Considering that another Christopher Columbus film--and a flop, at that--was released less than two months ago, Paramount marketing exex may be getting queasy over the chances for their "1492…
“Carry on Columbus” is a whoopee cushion under the 1492 hoopla. Cheekily berthing its U.K. release, beginning today, between the Salkind and Ridley Scott blockbusters, pic resuscitates the bawdy…
"The Last of the Mohicans" has emerged as this fall's surprise box office standout with adept marketing from studio 20th Century Fox. But observers say the key is the quality of the film itself and…
In a bidding war for rights to debt-wracked Sovereign Pictures' arthouse library, it appears Cinergi's foreign sales arm Summit Export Group could be the victor over rival the Movie Group (TMG)…
The Motion Picture Assn. of America assisted the Suffolk County, N.Y., District Attorney's office in raids of suspected pirate video operations at 24 locations on Sept. 30, resulting in 16 arrests.