Strand Releasing is poised to pick up U.S. rights to John Duigan's "Lawn Dogs," fresh from the pic's award-winning outing at the Montreal Film Festival.
The Hollywood studios and independent film companies need to borrow a few pages from each other's scripts, Phoenix Pictures chairman Mike Medavoy told entertainment execs Monday.
On the heels of its $6 million acquisition of Robert Duvall's "The Apostle" at the Toronto Int.l Film Festival, October Films has picked up two other pics outside the fest --- the American indie "The…
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Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles1Daily:$7.6M Cumulative:$79.8M Paramount Pictures 13.49%
Guardians of the Galaxy
Guardians of the Galaxy2Daily:$6.6M Cumulative:$188.5M Disney 23.68%
Into the Storm
Into the Storm3Daily:$2.1M Cumulative:$21.1M Warner Brothers / New Line 21.06%
Mary Bell and Adam Dawtrey, a boy, Euan Dawtrey, Sept. 7, Portland Hospital, London. Mother's deputy managing director of Hat Trick Prods.; father's European editor of Daily Variety and Variety. * *…
Russ Meisels has been tapped to oversee matters financial at Cinesite, Eastman Kodak's digital-effects studio that has facilities in Hollywood and London.
EMI Music Publishing has tapped Steve Backer as exec veep of its West Coast operation. In the newly created post, Backer will oversee the operation of the publisher's L.A. outpost, as well as sign…
In a rare case of a jury verdict wholeheartedly endorsed by the critical cognoscenti, Japanese actor-director Takeshi Kitano's lyrical drama about a remorseful ex-cop, "Hana-bi," was awarded the…
It's all too rare that the Hollywood community and the fine arts world mix --- to the shame of both sides.
Stacey Graff and Mark Kaufman, July 13, New York. Bride's non-pro; groom's VP of music/business affairs for New Line Cinema. * * * Ann Warren and Barry M. Grey, July 20, Beverly Hills. Bride's…
Lance B. Taylor on Friday was named vice president of current comedy programming at Fox Broadcasting Co., replacing Mark Ganshirt, who left the company the same day.