MGM AND TRILOGY ENTERTAINMENT have joined forces on “USS Indianapolis,” based on an actual World War II tragedy about a U.S. warship sunk just after delivering the atom bomb to be dropped on the…
Writer-producer-director Whit Stillman has signed with International Creative Management. He had been represented by UTA. In addition to the recent Gramercy Pictures release “The Last Days of Disco,”…
COLUMBIA Iwerks Entertainment has opened a large-format theater in Bogota. The theater, an Iwerks CineDome 8/70 system, is part of Maloka Science Center, an interactive science and technology center…
DreamQuest Images, the feature-film visual effects division of the Walt Disney Co., has appointed V. Scott Jones veepee of finance/chief financial officer. Jones will be responsible for the company’s…
Academy Award nominee Lena Olin has joined the cast of Universal's upcoming "Mystery Men." The actress joins William Macy, Geoffrey Rush, Hank Azaria and Janeane Garofalo in the Kinka Usher pic.
Letters to the Editor: Jack Shea, George Schlatter
Peter Bart is on vacation. His column will return Sunday, Aug. 30. The column below originally ran Aug. 16, 1998. A GLIMPSE AT THE BOX OFFICE charts often raises intriguing questions about our pop…
Canadian TV stations are playing it safe by postponing their launch of Howard Stern's new celebrity talk-show, scheduled to hit the airwaves south of the border Aug. 22.
The Federal Trade Commission has opened up a broad new investigation of alcohol advertising and forced a beer and a liquor company to yank two ads from television.
JAPAN DirecTV Japan has enlisted 152,400 subscribers as of the end of July. The company has picked up about 20,000 subscribers a month since it started service in December of last year. DirecTV is…
Writer-director John Dahl and his brother, writer Rick Dahl, signed with Creative Artists Agency. They had been at the William Morris Agency. The Dahls rejoin their former Morris agent Josh Donen who…