Hilary Swank, on a roll for her starring perf in "Boys Don't Cry," on Tuesday was named ShoWest 2000's female star of tomorrow.
Playboy Intl. TV has stepped up operations, signing four new senior execs, including naming Douglas Lindquist exec VP of networks.
After flirting with the networks and syndication, Alliance Atlantis has decided to bring the much-hyped Mel Gibson/Jet Li-produced pilot "Invincible" to Superstation TBS.
For the first time in its 72-year history, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences will serve up a limited number of official Oscar posters to the public. The Acad also will sell future awards…
The USC Annenberg School of Communication has announced the establishment of a Norman Lear Center.
Dallas M. Jackson, graphics director for Variety and Daily Variety's Special Reports, died of natural causes in Pasadena early Sunday. She was 47.
John C. Mahon Jr., an educator who served as one of the original professors and lecturers at UCLA’s Motion Picture Department and later at NYU, died Jan. 14 of respiratory failure at Orange Hills…
Graham Henderson has been tapped by Universal Music Canada as senior VP of business affairs and commerce. In his newly created position, Henderson will head the legal staff at Universal and be…
Composer Bernice Petkere, whom Irving Berlin once called the “Queen of Tin Pan Alley,” died Jan. 7 of natural causes at Queen of Angels Hospital in Los Angeles. She was 98. Petkere is best remembered…
The Berlin Intl. Film Festival's (Feb. 9-20) Intl. Forum of Young Cinema section announced a string of European titles Monday.
Carolyn Cohen, mother of publicist Ronni Chasen and writer-director Larry Cohen, died Jan. 17 following a lengthy battle with emphysema. She was 88. A native New Yorker, she ran her own real estate…