While the Middle East is too hot to handle for most producers, Humbert Balsan has carved out a lucrative niche producing films by Arab filmmakers.
Liza Minnelli's emotion-packed rendition of "You Made Me Love You" -- a song her mother used to sing -- pushed amfAR's annual Cannes benefit beyond the $2 million mark for the first time. Minnelli…
For Disney, it's the season of Garry Marshall. "He bookends our summer," said distribution prexy Chuck Viane at "Raising Helen's" El Capitan premiere May 26. "We've got this now and 'Princess Diaries…
A motley assortment of 1,300 foreign TV station program buyers sat through marathon screenings of new series for network television last week, so by the time night fell, they were ready to party.
The current rage for documentaries, bolstered by Cannes' Palme d'Or for Michael Moore's "Fahrenheit 9/11," will be in evidence later this month, when buyers from all over the world descend on the…
Miramax Films co-chairmen Bob and Harvey Weinstein have purchased all rights to Michael Moore's "Fahrenheit 911" from Miramax Film Corp., thus freeing the Walt Disney Co. of any corporate…
Negotiations between showbiz writers and studios will resume next week amid uncertainty over any prospects for a quick conclusion.
Thesps may soon take advantage of a process that allows them to undergo a digital makeover when appearing in a film. Lola has made a name for itself in the musicvideo and commercials world, working…
Damon Wayans will make his feature directing bow this summer with "Behind the Smile," a dark indie drama set in the world of standup comedy, based on his original screenplay.
Seriously, dude, you've been shelved. Fox has yanked its upcoming two-hour special "Seriously, Dude, I'm Gay."