Vue Entertainment, the U.K.'s third largest cinema chain, has completed a management buyout backed by Bank of Scotland, part of the HBOS bank, in a deal worth £350 million ($644 million).
Joe Ballarini will write and Dave Meyers is attached to direct “Witch Hunters,” which Kopelson Entertainment is producing for New Regency. “Witch Hunters” is a “Pirates of the Caribbean”-type pic set…
Josh Lucas has signed on for “Smart,” a biopic based on the eccentric life of GQ and Esquire magazine founder David Smart. “Smart” centers on the magazine powerhouse whose life was almost entirely…
“The Da Vinci Code” is now venturing into “Titanic” territory. Foreign gross has hit $479.1 million, representing 71% of the worldwide total of $678 million. Those numbers place “Code” on the verge…
Touchstone Television has inked "Less Than Perfect" scribe Justin Adler to an overall deal -- but the studio plans on sharing him with Sony, at least for a while.
On the growing list of outside financing entities handing over big bucks for Hollywood movies, there's a new name: Larry Ellison. Ellison, co-founder and CEO of Oracle Corp., put up about 40% of the…
Stephen Berman, Jay Forman and Jennifer RichmondCompany: Jakks PacificTitles: Berman is president and COO of Jakks Pacific; Forman is CEO of Play Along Toys, now a division of Jakks; Richmond is…
Joe Ballarini will write and Dave Meyers is attached to direct "Witch Hunters," which Kopelson Entertainment is producing for New Regency. "Witch Hunters" is a "Pirates of the Caribbean"-type pic set…
For half a century, Pez Candy Inc. -- one of the most venerable of entertainment licensees -- dealt in familiar faces, putting popular, well-known cartoon characters on its iconic dispensers.
Stephen Basil-Jones is returning to Sony Pictures Releasing Intl. as managing director, Australia. He will rejoin Sony at the end of the year and report to Paul Smith, prexy of worldwide operations…