HBO has given Warner Bros. Television a 13-episode commitment for an hour-long drama skein based on "L.A. Confidential," New Regency's 1997 Oscar-winning detective yarn about corruption in the 1950s…
Musicland Stores Corp. intends to launch several e-commerce Web sites late in the second quarter of 1999, based on its mall-based Sam Goody, Suncoast Motion Picture Co., Media Play and On Cue stores.
Miramax Films has acquired all worldwide rights to "Get Bruce" and has signed first-look deals with the documentary's director and producer, Andrew J. Kuehn, and its star, Bruce Vilanch.
Spanish-lingo news net CBS TeleNoticias has tapped Manuel Abud as prez, following the departure of fellow Mexican Francisco de la Torre, who oversaw great distribution growth and the launch of…
Whoopi Goldberg confirmed Tuesday that she will host the 71st Academy Awards on March 21 (Daily Variety, Jan. 12). This will be Goldberg's third stint hosting the telecast. Each of her previous…
Barry Kemp, one of the creators of the series "Newhart" and "Coach" and a producer of Universal's "Patch Adams," will receive the Valentine Davies Award at the Writers Guild of America's 51st annual…
Mekhi Phifer, Josh Hartnett and Julia Stiles are set to star in the indie film "O," which Tim Blake Nelson is directing.
The Coca-Cola Co. is returning to Hollywood in a big way with the anticipated announcement of its joining Universal Studios in a multipronged alliance that ties the soft-drink maker to the movies…
Frances McDormand will star opposite Michael Douglas in "Wonder Boys," which "L.A. Confidential" helmer Curtis Hanson is directing and Scott Rudin is producing for Paramount.
Panavision's Albert Mayer and Tak Miyagishma will receive the President's Award from the American Society of Cinematographers at the org's annual gala Feb. 21 at the Century Plaza Hotel.
K. Leigh Chapman has been tapped as veep and senior employment counsel, corporate legal for Warner Bros.