Columbia Pictures has signed an agreement to distribute the Square Co.'s computer-animated "Final Fantasy: The Movie." Production on the fully digitized computer-generated film is under way at…
Paramount Pictures' strong performance at the box office and a turnaround at Blockbuster Video drove Viacom Inc. to a fivefold increase in third-quarter net profit to $157 million (before one-time…
Visual effects pioneer Douglas Trumbull ("2001: A Space Odyssey," "Close Encounters of the Third Kind," "Blade Runner") has developed a new ridefilm system that furthers the potential for immersive…
ABC has yanked its Thursday drama "Vengeance Unlimited" off the air for the rest of the sweeps and is benching Saturday drama "Fantasy Island" for the last two weeks of November.
A three-judge panel of the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals on Wednesday upheld an arbitrator’s ruling that TriStar Pictures erred in editing Michael Apted’s “Thunderheart” for television. Judge Alex…
The Gore Commission has backed away from President Clinton's suggestion that broadcasters be forced to provide free airtime for political candidates.
CBS is shuffling top management at its owned stations in Philadelphia, Baltimore and Detroit.
FROM MIFED"The Fifth Element" director Luc Besson has teamed with fellow French helmers Mathieu Kassovitz ("Hate") and Jan Kounen ("Dobermann") to form the new L.A.-based production company 1B2K.
Paramount-based Mandalay Pictures has acquired Ann Lewis Hamilton’s spec script “Near in Blood” for a six-figure against high-six-figure sum. “Clay Pigeons” helmer David Dobkin is attached to direct…
Scott Bakula, best known for his five-year stint on the NBC series "Quantum Leap," is set to star in "Mean Streak," a Showtime original movie in conjunction with Paramount Network Television…
In a move signaling financial retrenchment, the financially troubled Livent has backed out of plans to restore and refurbish the 500-seat Times Square Theater on 42nd Street. The legit company and…