Looking for a big cash injection to became a major player in the worldwide film industry, France's top indie cinema group, Bac Majestic, is planning an initial public offering of up to 25% of its…
Showtime has greenlit production on the telepic "Varian's War: A Forgotten Hero," exec produced by Barbra Streisand. Script concerns Varian Fry, who rescued artists from Nazi persecution during WWII.
Noel Coward's "Waiting in the Wings" will close at the Eugene O'Neill Theater on Sunday after 36 previews and 188 regular performances. The Lauren Bacall/Rosemary Harris starrer opened on Broadway at…
In an effort to expand its character and creature design offerings, Industrial Light & Magic has tapped Matt Britton art department manager.
Bill Cosby has signed to star in an original movie for TNT called "Work in Progress." Cosby plays a jazz musician who can't commit to a relationship. Cosby will also co-write the movie with Charles…
Jacques Dubois has been appointed VP, eastern Europe, for Warner Bros. Intl. Theatrical Distribution. Dubois, who has been with the company for 13 years, most recently as managing director for Warner…
If a film school ever teaches a Premiere 101 class, Thursday's "Mission: Impossible 2" bow could be the textbook case on summer event movies.
Joe Collins, chairman and CEO of Time Warner Cable, has been elected chairman of the board of the National Cable TV Assn. for 2000-01.
Maverick Recording Co. has launched a Latin division with 14-year music and TV vet Bruno Del Granado tapped as prexy. Maverick and WEA Latina will be strategic partners in the new venture…
Arnold Schwarzenegger spent the weekend in China as the guest of the Special Olympics China Millenium March.
Discovery veteran Maurice Paleau has been named to the newly created post of VP, development and evaluation for Discovery Networks Intl., the global programming and network distribution division of…