Felice Laudadio has been tapped president of Cinecitta Holding, officially taking over Thursday for retiring exec Gillo Pontecorvo, who remains on the board of directors.
Families won't struggle to find moviegoing options this weekend, with three wide releases catering to general auds.
The American Cinema Editors named helmer James Cameron filmmaker of the year Thursday.
Raymond J. Barry has signed on to Disney's "New Port South," the high school-set pic from producers John Hughes and Billy Higgins. Kyle Cooper makes his helming debut.
GERMANY German licensing, production and distribution outfit Advanced Medien has taken German-language rights for the next five years to all pics from the L.A.-based Unified Film Organization (UFO)…
It looks like NBC is about to follow Fox's lead and head for the exit at the National Assn. of Broadcasters. And now Washington is waiting to see who is next to leave.
French film director Luc Besson has been named jury president for the 2000 Cannes Film Festival.
Netcasting software provider LOADtv inked a deal Thursday with comic Andy Dick, allowing the former "News Radio" star to retain all creative control while developing original programming for the 'Net.
Carlton Communications and TF1, the leading commercial broadcasters in the U.K. and France, respectively, are in exclusive talks to launch an Internet partnership.
Phaedra Cinema has acquired North American rights to Santosh Sivan's "The Terrorist," an Indian film that debuted at Sundance earlier this year.
Fostering the talents of a diverse group of screenwriters from the U.S. and Mexico, the Sundance Institute has chosen 12 feature film projects for its annual Screenwriters Lab, skedded for Jan. 14-19…