Looking for material to follow "The Fifth Element," director Luc Besson read only to the fifth page of Simon Winchester's book "The Professor and the Madman" before agreeing to pony up $250,000…
Oscar-winning Australian actor Geoffrey Rush ("Shine") and Sam Neill ("The Piano," "Event Horizon") are in final negotiations for lead voice roles in "The Magic Pudding," an animated film from…
The A list of execs and artists from film, TV and music attended the Neil Bogart Memorial Fund's dinner honoring record producer David Foster.
"One of the few joys a writer can have in Hollywood is to have something everyone will want," says bestselling novelist James Patterson, whose thriller "Kiss the Girls" has become a box office…
Jennifer Jason Leigh and rising star Jude Law have been set to headline David Cronenberg's "Existenz," which goes before the cameras next April in Toronto.
Axel Springer Verlag chairman Jurgen Richter announced Friday that he is resigning his post at the end of the year.
Canal Plus chairman Pierre Lescure said that Warner Bros. is about to take a 10% stake in Canal Plus' satellite service, Canal Satellite.
Just six weeks after his agency called for a temporary embargo on business dealings with three Hollywood studios, China's Radio, Film and TV Minister Sun Jia Zheng locked Motion Picture Assn. of…
Bud Carey is out as GM of lagging O&O WCBS New York, replaced by his boss, Jonathan Klein, who will continue to serve as prexy of CBS Television Stations.
Clarence Williams III will dive into Laurence Fishburne's vacated slot in Fine Line Features' "The Legend of the Pianist on the Ocean," sources said Friday.
The first Sir Peter Ustinov Television Scriptwriting Award has been given to Russia's Tanya Fridrich for her script "Smile of the King."