Former Largo Entertainment chairman Barr Potter has launched a new L.A.-based film company, Tripod Entertainment, with plans to finance and sell four to six big-budget pics a year.
Lea Thompson will star in "Some Guys Have All the Luck," a $4 million pic that marks the feature helming debut of Jo Ann Dearing.
Guy Collins' IAC Film is arranging financing and worldwide distribution for Bruce Beresford's $35 million biopic "Ataturk."
Red Sky Entertainment of Vancouver has inked a deal giving it an exclusive first-look distribution agreement for all Maple Palm Prods. product in Canada.
Buoyed by wins at the Academy of Country Music Awards, country singer Tim McGraw's "Place in the Sun" was the best selling album in the nation, according to data released Wednesday.
Hearst Entertainment has tapped Pamela Harris as director of licensing, responsible for sales efforts on King Features licensed properties.
Court TV is close to signing a deal to buying the cable rights to Fox's "Cops."
Daily Variety senior columnist Army Archerd will be this year's recipient of the Joseph Quinn Memorial Award from the Greater Los Angeles Press Club for a lifetime of achievement in journalism.
Nick Moran, who hit the big time with "Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels," will star in the British period pic "From a View to a Death," which shoots this summer.
General Cinema has become the first major theater chain to embrace an industry-wide initiative by Kodak designed to enhance image quality on screens, which Kodak claims has fallen well below standard.
Peter Thea has been tapped senior veep of the domestic record label operation for the Zomba Group