Michael Roth has been named director of communications for Staples Center by the L.A. Arena Co. Roth will oversee marketing and communications for the new complex and act as corporate liaison to the…
The keys to boosting overseas B.O. are plex-building and local partnerships, studio and exhibition execs agreed Monday at ShoWest.
Alicia Hirsch has been named senior VP of technical services and distribution at Universal Studios Operations Group. Joining from MTM Enterprises/Family Channel, Hirsch will handle coordination of…
How often does it happen that sex, a publicity blunder and a loud-mouth talk radio host's comments combine to land a book on the New York Times bestseller list? Not very.
Matt Damon will be a presenter at the 70th Academy Awards. It will be the first Oscar appearance for the actor-screenwriter.
ITALY The seven-year bond issue secured by the Cecchi Gori Group’s film library and presented by Merrill Lynch to investors in Milan and London last month was successfully completed this week, with…
Hollywood Entertainment Corp., the No. 2 video rental chain, plunged into the red in the fourth quarter of 1997, reporting Thursday a loss of $1.45 million after several one-time charges, compared…
Seagal/Nasso Prods., which made its first market appearance at this year's AFM, closed deals in more than a dozen territories on its slate of five upcoming films, according to prexy Phillip Goldfine.
GERMANY Andreas Wrede, 41, has resigned as programming director of German pay-TV web Premiere. Industry observers believe that Wrede is leaving his post at Premiere because the service has changed…
EXCLUSIVEAfter playing studio hopscotch, the action comedy "The Crew" has been gathered and greenlit at DreamWorks with Dean Parisot attached to helm, sources said Wednesday.
Brad Pitt is negotiating to star in “Laws of Madness,” a Chris Gerolmo-scripted and directed adaptation of a Michael Laudor book. It tells the true story of a 24-year-old law student whose career…