Cowboy Booking Intl. has lassoed North American rights to George Butler's docu "The Endurance: Shackleton's Legendary Antarctic Expedition," to be released this fall.
One of Spain's hottest young directors, Alex de la Iglesia ("Perdita Durango"), has set up his own production banner, Panico Films.
Peacock exec Andrea Hartman has been named senior vice president and deputy general counsel at NBC. Burbank-based Hartman will work closely with NBC West Coast prexy Scott Sassa and exec VP-general…
FX will present a featurette on the making of the DVD version of "Die Hard" when it runs a special edition of the movie Wednesday. Both already ran Sunday.
ABC Cable Networks Group has hired Eric Hollreiser as senior VP of media relations. In the newly created post, he will oversee PR for the Disney Channel, Toon Disney, Soap Net and the just-announced…
The Independent Feature Project has added a one-time nod -- the Independent Vision Award -- to this year's Gotham Awards program to honor Bill Nisselson, the late chief operating officer and studio…
The Hollywood Film Festival has announced nominees for its 2001 movie of the year and thesp competitions. Pic of the year nominees are "Blow," "Bridget Jones's Diary," "Memento," "Moulin Rouge,"…
The Directors Guild of America has tapped a quartet of winners from NYU for its seventh annual DGA East Coast Student Filmmakers Awards.
Ira Bernstein has joined Lions Gate as president of the TV distribution arm. He will oversee worldwide sales of the org's TV product, reporting to CEO Jon Feltheimer.
Steven Spielberg's "A.I. Artificial Intelligence" did smart box office this weekend with an estimated $30.1 million bow, but only future frames will tell if sci-fi fantasy reps a genuine summer hit…
Hollywood actors and studios, in an unsurprising move, agreed late Saturday to extend their film-TV contract talks past the midnight expiration and resume at midday Sunday.