Somewhat lost in the hubbub over Charlize Theron's career-catapulting success with "Monster" has been the film's all-important backing by a relatively modest investor.
Integrated Entertainment Partners, a branded-entertainment consultancy run by former Disney Studios prexy Rich Frank, has merged into the Firm, with Frank becoming chairman of the talent-management…
Melvin Van Peebles, who entered filmmaking after moving to France as a young man, will be honored with the international lifetime achievement award at ShoWest 2004.
The Battle Group, a management, production and marketing firm, has merged with AniManagement, which reps animators and other creative professionals, to form Quattro Media in a combo portending growth…
Nancy Meyers, who helmed Sony's recent laffer "Something's Gotta Give," has been named director of the year for ShoWest 2004.
Kirk Kerkorian and other MGM shareholders could be getting a Lion-sized present. Century City-based studio is considering a move to give shareholders a special dividend of at least $6 a share…
Cinemark has signed a definite agreement giving Chicago investment firm Madison Dearborn Partners a majority interest in the privately held exhibitor in a deal worth $1.5 billion.
Mel Gibson's "The Passion of the Christ" has pulled off a three-peat atop the weekend box office, grossing an estimated $31.7 million to boost its domestic cume to $264 million.
Little Newmarket has been described as this year's big success story, but it also could be termed the department of missed opportunities. The mini-distrib is handling "The Passion of the Christ,"…
Jennifer Garner, star of the upcoming Sony/Revolution romancer "13 Going on 30" opposite Mark Ruffalo, will be honored at ShoWest 2004 as the female star of tomorrow.