Joseph Melody, formerly prexy of Echo Sound Services, has been named CEO of TV-sound post-production company Pacifica Sound Group in Burbank. Melody will oversee sound-packaging operations at the…
BBC Films has joined forces with Germany's Kinowelt and Spain's Lolafilms in an alliance to develop and produce English-language movies.
Julia Roberts will present the American Cinematheque Award to Bruce Willis on Wednesday night at the 15th annual Moving Picture Ball.
William Morris Agency has hired Brent Smith and Michel Vega as agents in their music department and promoted Dana Sims to agent. Smith joins WMA after running his own company, Goliath Talent Agency…
Still standing tough, AOL and Time Warner told FCC officials this week that the agency should stand by its own precedent to let the marketplace resolve the thorny issue of open access, rather than…
The Sci-Fi Channel has inserted an unusual clause in its contract with MGM to keep "Outer Limits" in production for a seventh season of 22 original hours: At least three segs will serve as backdoor…
Dieter Kosslick, the future head of the Berlinale, has enraged film subsidy colleagues after issuing a wakeup call to what he referred to as a bunch of "conservative snorers afraid of changing."
Miramax has paid mid-six figures against a purchase price close to seven figures for "The Brothers Bielski," a book proposal by Peter Duffy about three Jewish brothers who became heroes by hiding…
Bob Levi, president of worldwide program planning and acquisitions for the Turner Entertainment Group, has snared the Silver Circle award of the National Academy of TV Arts & Sciences.
The Walt Disney Co. has greenlit the Jason Richman-penned action comedy "Black Sheep," with Jerry Bruckheimer on board to produce. Pic is one of several that Jon Turteltaub ("Phenomenon") is…
Culver City-based Pittard Sullivan has created a PR wing to be headed by Dan Harary, who will be veepee of the new division. The showbiz marketing communications company has created the Pittard…