Jim Carrey has answered the call of director Joel Schumacher and Fox 2000 and is negotiating to star in "Phone Booth," the drama about a man who picks up a ringing phone and is told he'll be shot if…
Julie Corman, prexy of Trinity Pictures, has been named chair of NYU's Graduate Film and Television Department in the Kanbar Institute of Film and Television.
The National Basketball Assn., which is beefing up its NBA.com Web site, has signed a multiyear deal with America Online.
Tearaway foreign preems by "Mission: Impossible 2" plus Jackie Chan's starpower in Asia and lucrative business from "Gladiator" kept the foreign B.O. at a generally high altitude last weekend.
United Pan-Europe Communications and Telewest are believed to be poised to sign off on a share swap that would partner the two cablers in the European market.
In a departure that could significantly reshuffle the Hollywood talent agency pecking order, Steve Dontanville has decided to ankle International Creative Management after 17 years with the…
Lowell Thomas and friends got a dusting-off on Friday for a special Cinerama Day at the 26th annual Seattle International Film Festival.
Stepping into the production game, actor Michael Rapaport ("Small Time Crooks") has formed Release Entertainment, together with former development exec Michael Lindenbaum, to create a slate of films…
Vivendi's Jean Marie-Messier launched a battle cry against U.S. studios Monday, urging Europe's TV networks to unite against attempts to get them to overbid for film broadcasting rights.
Daniel Brewster Jr., credited with jumpstarting the once barely profitable American Express Publishing division of Time Life, jumped ship two weeks ago to head the Bertlesmann magazine branch Guner +…
Fox is closing in on a deal to air "Master Game," a hybrid reality game show from Nash Entertainment that combines elements of the upcoming CBS skein "Big Brother" with the long-running quizzer…