"One of the few joys a writer can have in Hollywood is to have something everyone will want," says bestselling novelist James Patterson, whose thriller "Kiss the Girls" has become a box office…
Pacific Title/Mirage has pacted to create the visual effects on EMC Films' large-format film of the 1998 Olympic Games in Nagano, Japan.
TV promotion/design firm Another Large Production has added two staffers to its executive management team. Mike Leathers has been promoted to VP of special projects and Todd McNulty has been upped to…
Special effects wizard Stan Winston and DreamWorks have made a deal for Ben Schwartz's script "Hell Bent," which Winston will direct. The deal was in the low six figures.
CBS will emerge from the cocoon of parent Westinghouse with a cleaner break and improved earnings.
Arguing in part that local lensing of action pics could significantly be affected, a group of firearms dealers has filed a lawsuit against the city of Los Angeles, seeking to overturn an ordinance…
UPC (United and Philips Communications) Nederland has inked an agreement to merge with Telekabel, a subsidiary of Dutch energy company Nuon.
The first Sir Peter Ustinov Television Scriptwriting Award has been given to Russia's Tanya Fridrich for her script "Smile of the King."
Motion Picture Assn. of America president Jack Valenti is set to meet with Argentina's President Carlos Menem Wednesday in an effort to win greater access to South American market for U.S. films.
Just six weeks after his agency called for a temporary embargo on business dealings with three Hollywood studios, China's Radio, Film and TV Minister Sun Jia Zheng locked Motion Picture Assn. of…
Axel Springer Verlag chairman Jurgen Richter announced Friday that he is resigning his post at the end of the year.