Telefilm Canada doled out C$33.8 million ($21.5 million) between April 1 and June 30, the Canuck government's film and TV funding agency reported Monday.
Midnight Madness, the 23rd Toronto Int'l Film Festival's salute to wacky and noteworthy filmmaking from around the world, is celebrating its 10th birthday with a slate of nine films.
Motivated partly by the approaching millennium, HarperCollins executive editor David Hirshey has acquired "The Last Season: Living and Dying in Prime Time," a proposed look at this fall's TV season…
Discovery Communications, the constantly growing empire spawned by the cable channel, will establish a Discovery Channel Books imprint with Random House.
Roma Downey and Mark Harmon have been set as presenters on the Sept. 13 Emmycast, to air live on NBC.
Theodore Apstein, a playwright, screenwriter and retired adjunct professor of playwrighting at UCLA, died July 26 after suffering a stroke. He was 80. Before coming to UCLA in 1965, Apstein taught…
Mann Theatres has promoted Janet Jackson to vice president of film.
Helen Hunt, Whitney Houston and Sigourney Weaver have been set as presenters on the Sept. 13 Emmycast, to air live on NBC.
FIGURING ONE GOOD GROOVE deserves another, Fox 2000 is developing a May-December ro-mance in the vein of “How Stella Got Her Groove Back” as a vehicle for Blair Underwood and Diana Ross to be…
Ralph Bell, longtime voiceover artist and SAG leader who began his career as a radio performer, died Aug. 2 following a massive heart attack in New York. He was 82. He landed several roles on…
Seiniger Advertising Group chairman Tony Seiniger announced that veteran creative exec Scott Bramlett and Lee Harry have joined the agency as co-heads of the Audio/Visual Department. Bramlett was…