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.
Universal has flown the coop, but producer Edward R. Pressman is vowing to keep the syndie drama "The Crow: Stairway to Heaven" aloft for a second season with new financial partners and possibly a…
Under a bill set to be introduced today by two key senators, the film, television and videogame industries would be forced to adopt a common standard for rating violent content.