Barry Diller's precarious balancing act as boss of Vivendi Universal Entertainment and USA Interactive is looking strained after mixed messages from USAI vice-chairman Victor Kaufman on Monday.
Markets & Festivals
The Slamdance 2003 Film Festival has invited 15 features to compete at its ninth annual event from a record 2,800 submissions. Slamdance runs Jan. 18-25 in Park City, Utah.
Mel Gibson, who toplined the 1979 cult hit "Mad Max," is returning to the franchise once again, this time at Twentieth Century Fox. Insiders say plans call for the $104 million megapic to begin…
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The Equalizer1Daily:$3.0M Cumulative:$37.1M Sony / Columbia -63.56%
The Maze Runner
The Maze Runner2Daily:$968,406 Cumulative:$58.9M Fox -77.28%
The Boxtrolls3Daily:$733,441 Cumulative:$18.0M Focus -84.99%
UPN Entertainment prexy Dawn Ostroff is making good on promises to up the talent quotient her at weblet, signing pilot development deals with Joel Silver, Wes Craven, Mel Gibson, Danny DeVito, Brian…
DreamWorks Pictures is negotiating with helmer Gore Verbinski and scribe Ehren Kruger to return for a sequel to "The Ring."
Spyglass Entertainment is leaving the Mouse House for DreamWorks. The new four-year arrangement --an exclusive first-look and non-exclusive production deal -- means Spyglass will bow out a year early…
Paramount Pictures wants Seann William Scott to be its "Tiny Boyfriend." Studio is in final negotiations with the thesp to topline the romantic comedy, in which a self-absorbed young man is…
The Academy of Television Arts & Sciences' Hall of Fame selection committee has tapped Sam Haskell, exec VP and worldwide head of television for the William Morris Agency, as its new chairman.
Sony Pictures Television has renewed its syndicated court series "Judge Hatchett" for the 2003-04 season on stations repping coverage of more than 85% of the country.
Angela Bassett will host "Independent Lens," a new primetime series from Independent Television Service on PBS that will feature American and international documentaries and a limited number of…