FROM MIP ASIAThe number of buyers, exhibitors and visitors was down for the fifth edition of Mip Asia mostly because of the economic meltdown that has affected numerous economies in the region.
Dutch producer and distributor Palm Plus Produkties has bought out Pri-mation Media, the parent company of animation production, distribution and licensing company Telescreen, from Japanese trading…
TNT, home to one of the highest-rated of the weekly wrestling series on television, has signed wrestler Sting to star in a made-for-cable movie called "Shutter Speed."
Paramount Pictures and producer Donald DeLine completed a preemptive buy of a comic pitch by Larry Levin ("Doctor Dolittle") that the studio hopes can be converted into a vehicle that will hook a big…
Cuba opened its arms to Americans and Americans responded. Curious, intrepid and enthusiastic, the U.S. industryites who made the trek to the Havana Film Festival Dec. 1-11 found eager auds…
The movie isn't out yet, but it's already making money on the Internet. A copy of the 2 minute and 11 second teaser trailer for the upcoming "Star Wars: Episode One -- The Phantom Menace" sold for…
Four staffers have ankled the New York office of bicoastal praisery Clein + White to join forces with publicist Jeff Hill, who recently ankled C+W after 11 years to start his own firm.
BVI's "Mulan" passed $100 million overseas -- the 16th title of 1998 to pass that milestone, though the week at the overseas box office was generally mixed.
"Family Guy" + post-Super Bowl timeslot + "The Simpsons" with Rupert Murdoch guesting = Fox's Jan. 31 game plan for launching what the web hopes will be its next big animated sitcom.
Henri Bollinger, president of the Entertainment Publicists Professional Society, has been elected to a second term in the organization's bi-annual elections.