The 10-year-old ShowEast convention kicking off today at Atlantic City's Trump Taj Mahal could prove bullish for specialty film distribs. During past conventions, glitzier studio pics have pushed…
Pierre Sissmann, executive vice president of Walt Disney Co. Europe and president of Disney Consumer Products (for European, Middle Eastern and African territories) is stepping down in order to…
"Wasteland" and "Harsh Realm" continue to perform double-duty as the names of new TV series -- and an apt description of the Thursday and Friday Nielsen landscape, littered with the mangled remains…
ITALY Local industryites were looking to “Star Wars: Episode I — The Phantom Menace” to pull the Italian box office out of its slump, but the Fox film’s performance failed to approach that of…
French exhib UGC has emerged as the likely buyer of the U.K.'s Virgin cinema chain, a deal worth £220 million ($367 million).
Veteran character actor Richard B. Shull died of a heart attack only a few hours after performing the role of D.W. Dewitt in the Broadway production of "Epic Proportions" Wednesday night. He was 70.
With syndicators keeping their cards close to their chest for fall 2000 as they watch for weaknesses in current lineups, Paramount already has cleared the upcoming "Dr. Laura" in 19 of the top 25…
Producers Bonnie Bruckheimer and Michele Berk are set to produce "Aurora Island" for their respective indie companies -- All Girl Prods. and Edgebrook Prods.
Tony-winner Alan Cumming (“Cabaret”) is bolstering his film resume. The legit star is in final negotiations to join the Sylvester Stallone-starrer “Get Carter,” WB’s gangster thriller. Cumming will…
John Weidman and Susan Stroman's "Contact," currently sold out for the length of its run at the Mitzi Newhouse Theater, has spawned the most popular guessing games in town.
Former "Nick Freno: Licensed Teacher" star Mitch Mullany has inked a sitcom development/holding deal with NBC.