Actress and comedian Shirley Hemphill, who played a wisecracking waitress in the 1970s TV series “What’s Happening!!” died Dec. 10 of natural causes at her home in West Covina. She was 52. Hemphill…
The American Cinema Editors named helmer James Cameron filmmaker of the year Thursday.
GERMANY German licensing, production and distribution outfit Advanced Medien has taken German-language rights for the next five years to all pics from the L.A.-based Unified Film Organization (UFO)…
Universal Studios and Konami Co. pacted Thursday to turn Universal franchises, including "The Mummy," "Dr. Seuss' How the Grinch Stole Christmas," Universal's classic monsters and "Woody Woodpecker,"…
Jill Craigie, the film director who made documentaries about British coal miners and a community’s efforts to rebuild after World War II and the wife of former British Labour Party leader Michael…
Andrew Russell, an Emmy-winning scribe who wrote for “The Honeymooners,” “The Jackie Gleason Show” and “The Ed Sullivan Show,” died Nov. 18 of natural causes at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center. He was…
Jenifer Hosack has been tapped VP of Western region sales for cabler Lifetime. In her new post, Hosack will oversee development and management of all West Coast ad sales efforts. Previously, Hosack…
TV scribe Ann Marcus ("Lassie") was named Tuesday as a new recipient of the Morgan Cox Award, the Writers Guild of America's annual honor for exemplary service to the Guild.
John Sie, chairman and CEO of the Starz Encore Media Group, said he's talking to MGM about creating one or more new all-movie cable networks that would draw on MGM's vast library of movies.
John Attebery, James Kraus and Dave McNaney have been tapped senior VPs and regional sales managers at Carsey-Werner Domestic Television Distribution.