Shaggy was the hotshot of the album charts for the third week running, hanging on to the No. 1 spot this week despite some spirited competition from a certain Liverpudlian quartet, as pre-Grammy…
Broadcasting topper Lowell "Bud" Paxson revealed Wednesday that he is spearheading a campaign for 136 TV stations to cut a lucrative deal with the wireless industry and vacate TV channels 60-69…
The fifth annual Hollywood Film Festival has established the Hollywood Documentary Film Festival, to run concurrently with HFF. New fest will be co-chaired by Carlos de Abreu and Udy Epstein, prexy…
An obscure 1937 law about animal cruelty in movies is threatening the U.K. release of Mexican Oscar nominee "Amores Perros."
Oscar nominee Julia Roberts has been added to the list of presenters for the March 25 Oscarcast. Appearance will mark the thesp’s second time as a presenter. The “Erin Brockovich” star recently…
Columbia Records has tapped Tom Aaron to head up its international division, expanding his duties at the Sony Music imprint to include responsibility for all Columbia releases outside the U.S.
Indie production, distribution and exhibition outfit Regent Entertainment has picked up worldwide sales rights to f/x creature feature "Deep Freeze."
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Boutique entertainment law firm Erickson & Halloran has added attorney Brad Small as a partner. The firm will now be known as Erickson Halloran & Small. Small joined the firm as an associate in 1997…
Overseas Filmgroup has promoted Liz Mackiewicz and Brian O'Shea to senior veeps of worldwide sales and distribution. Both execs report to co-chairmen Robbie Little and Chris Cooney.
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