Joan Chen, the Chinese actress who made her directing debut with "Xiu Xiu: The Sent Down Girl," is negotiating to direct Richard Gere and Winona Ryder in the love story "Autumn in New York" for MGM…
Rob Hummel, who for the past four years served as DreamWorks' top technology guru, has joined Technicolor in the newly created post of exec VP, digital technologies development.
Effervescent preems by the "Star Wars" prequel, plus socko international bows of "The Mummy" and a dazzling second round by "Notting Hill" in the U.K. put plenty of fizz into the foreign B.O. last…
The most recent round of government budget cuts will put a virtual halt to Argentine cinema production in the second half of this year, predicts Pablo Rovito, president of the Independent Producers'…
Scott Martin has been upped to senior VP of intellectual property and associate general counsel for Paramount Pictures. Martin will now be responsible for all intellectual property matters for the…
David Elzer has joined Paramount Classics as its VP of publicity and promotions.
The $132 billion worldwide licensing industry may not have gotten much respect in the past, but pre-opening signs from Licensing '99 suggest that's about change.
Germany's leading independent theatrical distributor Kinowelt Medien is expanding into the television production sector, acquiring the Leipzig-based production house Drefa Monday.
Paris-based film production, distribution and exhibition company MK2 has bought all of Francois Truffaut's films as part of a larger acquisition of a 34-pic library.
E! has greenlit production on its first two fiction ventures, a made-for-TV movie called "Best Actress" and a half-hour series titled "Hollywood Off-Ramp."
Jeffrey Berg, chairman and CEO of ICM, and Sky Dayton, founder and chairman of Internet service provider EarthLink, have joined the board of directors of digital video-recorder maker Replay Networks…