"Mystic River" and "Seabiscuit" received the USC Scripter Award for best adapted film at Sunday night's 16th annual gala, the first time two films have shared the honor.
By a four-to-one ratio, the joint SAG-AFTRA national board has endorsed the one-year extension agreement reached between the two unions and the Alliance of Motion Picture & Television Producers.
In a major victory for the Hollywood studios, a federal judge late Friday found 321 Studios in "clear violation" of the Digital Millennium Copyright Act and prohibited the company from manufacturing…
Top media recruiter Spencer Stuart has been hired to find a replacement for Motion Picture Assn. of America prexy-CEO Jack Valenti, a sign that the search will widen beyond the corridors of…
After a fierce bidding war involving multiple webs, NBC has won the rights to "The Contender." It didn't come cheap. Peacock will pay just north of $2 million per episode for the project, an…
Despite a continuing advertising slump last year, Haim Saban's German broadcasting group ProSiebenSat1 saw a 200% increase in net profits in 2003.
Travis F. Smith: A Wide 'Net
Pedro Almodovar's "Bad Education" will open the 57th Cannes Film Festival, organizers announced Friday. In a statement, the acclaimed Spanish helmer said he felt an "adolescent joy" at opening the…
The planned management buyout of international sales company Beta Film and part of the Kirch Media library has collapsed after U.K. private equity investor Bridgepoint Capital backed out of the deal.
Renaissance Films will handle worldwide sales for "Pobby and Dingan," an Australian outback drama to be directed by Peter Cattaneo ("The Full Monty").