Alan Rickman is expected to play Sir Francis Drake in HG Prods.' upcoming historical action-adventure movie "El Dragon," about the Caribbean experiences of England's 16th-century explorer.
Blumenthal & Lynne, the New York law firm that represents New Line Cinema, Miramax and other independent motion picture producers, announced yesterday that its principals have formed a partnership…
Dion Entertainment Corp. has appointed E. Marshall Pollock president. Pollock has been active in the public and private gaming industry at the national and international levels for more than 20 years.
TV writer Irma Kalish will receive this year's Morgan Cox Award, given by the Writers Guild of America West to a member whose "vital ideas, continuing efforts and personal sacrifice" exemplify…
David A. Lipton, 86, longtime head of advertising and publicity for Universal Pictures and its parent company, MCA Inc., died March 2 after a lengthy illness.
Michael Jackson will appear live at the seventh annual Soul Train Awards Tuesday, singing his song "Remember The Time."
Turner Broadcasting and the newly merged Prime Network have teamed to acquire the rights to the U.S. Olympic Festival for the next three years, creating what is believed to be the first joint…
Veteran TV sports director Harry Coyle will receive the DGA Lifetime Achievement Award in sports tomorrow.
Franco Brusati, Italian writer and director, died Feb. 28 of leukemia in Rome. He was 72. Brusati, who was born in Milan, worked as a journalist before moving to Rome, where he became a film…
A record 8,000 prints of the Academy Awards theatrical trailer, containing film clips of all nominees in the actor, actress and picture categories, are being shipped to movie theaters around the…
The best "American Comedy Awards" rating since 1988 closed the February Nielsen sweeps in fine fashion for ABC on Wednesday, in part at the expense of two first-year NBC dramas.