Director George Sidney, famous for helming MGM musicals "Anchors Aweigh," "Kiss Me Kate" and "Annie Get Your Gun," died at his Las Vegas home on Sunday from complications of lymphoma. He was 85.
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Last week, Good Machine was one of the few remaining specialty shingles without the deep pockets of a studio behind it.
Ending a year-long hunt for suitors, beleaguered Artists Management Group co-founder Michael Ovitz will sell his interest in the company to the Firm, the 4-1/2-year-old production and management…
Proving its record-busting domestic debut was no fluke, Sony's "Spider-Man" saw similarly Marvel-ous preems in Asia, Eastern Europe and the Middle East over the weekend.
How big was the "Spidey" web? "Invent a new word, because it's better than great," ACNielsen EDI exec veep Dan Marks suggested. "It's so big the mind has trouble comprehending how great a record…
The USC School of Cinema-Television has named screenwriter Howard A. Rodman to chair its film and television writing division. Rodman replaces John Furia Jr., a former WGA president who steps down…
Bruce Beresford has taken on directing duties for HBO Films' "Pancho Villa," which Larry Gelbart is writing and exec producing.
The Hollywood majors are trying to band together to salvage what they can from the wreckage of Germany's Kirch Group -- and put pay TV in the Teutonic territory back on its feet.
The estate of Walter Matthau has sued Columbia Pictures, claiming it has been cheated out of profits on two of the late actor's films, "Cactus Flower" and "California Suite."
Ty Harmon has rejoined International Creative Management as a talent agent.
Adding to its below-the-line department, literary and talent agency Paradigm has hired Juanita Tiangco as head of commercials and musicvideo.