In an expected move, Miramax Films announced Wednesday that it has acquired all North American rights to Boaz Yakin's directorial debut "Fresh," which stars Samuel L. Jackson and Giancarlo Esposito.
Sony Pictures Classics has moved into the arena of worldwide acquisitions with its $ 1.9 million purchase of Swedish pic "The Slingshot."
"As of this moment, there's been no serious negotiations on audiovisual, and that's unthinkable," MPAA president Jack Valenti said Wednesday in regard to the upcoming GATT discussions.
Kim Basinger finds herself boxed up after all in this vehicle about a female bank robber, which isn't bad but just gets where it's going very slowly. With Basinger and Val Kilmer generating little…
Nearly 300 films from 46 countries -- among them David Cronenberg's "M. Butterfly"-- will unspool starting Friday at the nine-day Toronto Festival of Festivals.
Twentieth Century Fox has moved Michael London into a more visible position within the studio's film unit, upping him to executive vice president of production.
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…
With such disparate pics as "Snake Eyes" and "The Piano" already in the can, thesp Harvey Keitel is stretching even further. Daily Variety has learned he is set to topline next in the family drama…
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…
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…