An unusual player turned up at the American Film Market on Thursday -- Baton Rouge Mayor Kip Holden, who helped announce an aggressive new jobs training program aimed at making sure that filmmakers…
Thirteen years after making "Like Water for Chocolate," the highest-grossing Spanish-lingo pic in the U.S. and abroad, Mexican helmer Alfonso Arau and scribe-novelist Laura Esquivel are reteaming on…
Alec Baldwin has been cast as the male lead opposite Sarah Michelle Gellar in Odd Lot Entertainment's "The Girls' Guide to Hunting and Fishing," which writer-director Marc Klein adapted from two…
The Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences has announced six recipients of its 2005 Don and Gee Nicholl Fellowships in Screenwriting.
U.S. banner MonteCristo Entertainment, Japan's Amuse Aica and Scandinavia's Noble Entertainment will produce a Japanese pic based on horror writer Kei Ohishi's new novel "Apartment 1303 -- Some…
"Brooklyn Lobster" comes across primarily as a showcase for Danny Aiello in a powerhouse performance as a Sheepshead Bay lobster wholesaler facing the loss of his long-suffering wife, his failing…
Rogue, the Focus Features genre arm, has picked up domestic rights to Gold Circle Films and Craven/Maddalena Films' "The Waiting," a supernatural horror thriller penned by Juliet Snowden and Stiles…
Hollywood's infatuation with the moviegoing tastes of teens is no secret, but at film festivals -- where the selections might include (gasp) subtitles -- attracting youths requires thoughtful…
Random House and Focus Features have created a landmark partnership to co-produce and co-finance a slate of films under a new production entity, Random House Films.
Lions Gate Intl. closed a number of territory sales on Griffin Dunne's "Fierce People," starring Diane Lane, Donald Sutherland and Elizabeth Perkins.
When AFI Fest organizers learned in March that their former digs at the ArcLight theater in Hollywood had been leased, they concluded there was nowhere to go but up.