The prelude to war with Iraq has been music to the ears of Time, Newsweek and U.S. News & World Report, which in recent months have posted gains after double-digit declines since 1999. Even upstart…
Markets & Festivals
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Argentina's 18th Mar del Plata film fest is unspooling in this coastal city through March 15 (it started March 6) with 16 features in competition, and there were high expectations for a strong…
As the world braces for possible conflict in the Middle East, four southern European nations (including three former enemies) are holding cooperative film festivals in a spirit of goodwill rare in a…
Hollywood scribes, showing a preference for both populism and offbeat structure, tapped Michael Moore's "Bowling for Columbine" for the WGA award for original screenplay and David Hare's "The Hours"…
Rachael Leigh Cook is getting "Fearless" for the WB, Jennifer Esposito will star in CBS' "Violent Crime" and Ken Marino has been tapped as "Eddie's Father" for the WB.
Warner Elektra Atlantic chief financial officer David C. Hendler has been hired as Sony Pictures Entertainment CFO.
Scribe Nicholas Pileggi ("Goodfellas") has signed with William Morris for representation in feature films and television.
The Grinch may have come early this year at Time Inc. In FYI, the company's internal newsletter, this month, CEO Ann Moore is asked in a Q&A if the company should expect more cost-cutting.
Vivendi Universal Thursday posted the largest loss in French corporate history -- $25.2 billion, most of it due to writedowns on entertainment properties. CEO Jean-Rene Fourtou remained coy about the…