Forrest Gump talking to JFK is cool, Fred Astaire teaching dirty dancing isn't. That's the crux of a compromise forged Wednesday in the California Legislature over the so-called Astaire bill, which…
MGM has decided to push back the road show for its planned equity offering from the first week in September to later in the month, and some on Wall Street said the company hopes its stock will be…
The generosity of spirit that Robin Williams displays in his human jack-in-the-box roles like in "Good Morning, Vietnam" and "The Fisher King," and his more modulated work in "Dead Poets Society,"…
Mary Stuart Masterson and Anthony LaPaglia have been tapped to star in the CBS telepic thriller "Black and Blue," based on Anna Quindlen's 1998 book by the same title.
Hiring from within their family of 15 titles, Hearst Magazines has tapped Cosmo exec editor Ellen Kunes to be editor-in-chief of the new Oprah Winfrey woman's lifestyle magazine. The as-yet-untitled…
Hoping to become a player in the lucrative online toy-selling biz, Disney said Wednesday it has acquired a 60% stake in educational toy e-tailer Toysmart.com.
Leave it to Ang Lee, a Taiwanese director known for such meticulous chamber dramas as "Eat Drink Man Woman" and "The Ice Storm," to make a battle epic intimate.
UNITED KINGDOM Telewest Communications is picking up fellow cable operator NTL’s 50% stake in the Cable London franchise for £428 million ($685 million). The deal is part of the legacy of NTL’s 1998…
Canuck film and TV company Lions Gate Entertainment Corp. reported increased revenue but plunging profits for the first quarter of its fiscal year.
Iwerks Entertainment posted a 29% boost in fourth-quarter revenues to $8.4 million, but a net loss of $2.6 million, the company said Wednesday.
The Toronto Intl. Film Festival attempts to be all things to all people: Refusing to focus on just one niche, the fest showcases the widest possible selection of world cinema from obscure African…