Even as one legendary special-effects house, Richard Edlund's Boss Film (story, page 6), closed down, another one --- West L.A.-based Vifx --- likely is in the process of enlarging itself…
The UPN network will commission 36 original science-fiction movies for its new primetime movie night, placing orders with Paramount Studios (and its Viacom Pictures and Wilshire Court subsidiaries)…
Boaz Davidson, director of such exploitation pics as "Lunarcop," "Blood Run" and "American Cyborg," will helm "Mini Mall" for Nu Image with 21-year-old untested newfound thesp Ara Celi in the lead…
Actor Scott Bakula and his Bakula Prods. banner have pacted with indie film and TV production outfit Green Communications to develop and produce "Promises Kept," a film based on the true story of…
Top industry execs and above-the-line talent are expected as panelists at the inaugural Directors Guild of America's Summit on Diversity, the DGA announced Tuesday. The event is scheduled for Sept…
L.A.-based publicists Mark Pogachefsky and Rachel McCallister have formed a new joint venture, Pogachefsky/RMc, to handle feature film publicity in Gotham.
After an "Outbreak" of "Turbulence," "Desperate Measures" have not been enough to save Boss Film Studios --- which in its 14-year history has produced or supervised the visual effects for all these…
Jeep Swenson, a character actor who most recently appeared in Warner Bros.' "Batman & Robin," died Aug. 18 of heart failure at UCLA Medical Center in Los Angeles. He was 40.
Leading Spanish art film distributor Wanda Films has joined with Ricardo Evole's Yelmo Films, one of the country's biggest exhibition chains, to form Wanda Distribucion, a joint distribution alliance…
Mike Schneider, a principal anchor at Fox News Channel and the web's chief political correspondent, has ankled the post after his contract wasn't renewed.