Corporate Group AV Birla has launched Applause Entertainment, a production company that will release its first film soon in India.
Markets & Festivals
Cablevision last week promoted Hank Ratner to the post of vice chairman.
Twentith Century Fox's young-skewing laffer "Just Married" honeymooned atop the weekend box office with a fuller-than-expected gift satchel estimated at $18 million.
It's taken more than a decade, but the 2003 Sundance Film Festival, which begins Jan. 16, has finally purged those painful Tarantino wannabes from its program.
A lighthearted comedy called "Crackerjack," about the geriatric sport of lawn bowling, is a good bet to generate interest at next month's American Film Market in Santa Monica after topping the box…
Fans who gathered at Graceland to celebrate what would have been Elvis Presley's 68th birthday on Jan. 8 learned that as far as album sales go, the King is most loved, actually, by the Great White…
NBC prexy Andrew Lack, a television executive with a lengthy history in news but no dealings in the music business, has been tapped to run Sony Music, replacing longtime head Tommy Mottola.
Warner Bros. Pictures has made a deal with Vanity Fair writer-turned-scribe Ned Zeman to write the script for "The Madman of Alcatraz." Brad Pitt will produce the project, with an eye to star in the…
Who loves ya baby? That's what Ving Rhames will soon be saying, as star of a potential wheel of "Kojak" movies for USA Network.
Paramount Home Entertainment president Eric Doctorow has become the third vid division topper in the past month to ankle. Tom Lesinski, exec VP and general manager at Warner Home Video under recently…