The Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences has named Pete Clark, a longtime special effects expert, winner of the John A. Bonner Medal of Commendation.
EXCLUSIVEKenneth Branagh is in final negotiations to star in "Alien Love Triangle," the next film from the "Trainspotting" team of director Danny Boyle, writer John Hodge and producer Andrew…
Clyde Wallichs, longtime president of landmark Hollywood music store Wallichs Music City at Sunset and Vine, died of heart failure Dec. 31 in Downey. He was 80.
Sande Zeig's Artistic License Films will distribute a retrospective of Merchant Ivory Films that will bow in mid-February at Gotham's Paris Theater and will tour the U.S.
Valencia-based Santa Clarita Studios (SCS) -- the production base for such major action films as 20th Century Fox's "True Lies" and Carolco Pictures' "Cliffhanger" -- has been put on the market by…
Live Entertainment has promoted C J Laycheck from vice president of contract administration to senior vice president of operations, and Bryan Ellenburg from director of post-production to vice…
Variety has launched its Internet site -- www.variety.com. The site went wide Jan. 12, offering electronic content in the image of Daily Variety's print edition. Select stories from weekly Variety…
AMC Theaters has reaffirmed its commitment to Sony Cinema Products Corp.'s digital sound technology, inking a four-year pact to acquire a minimum of 1,700 Sony Dynamic Digital Sound playback units.
Helmut Thoma, managing director of German commercial web RTL, will resign his position in 1999 when his current contract runs out, according to press reports.
After a string of box office defeats for much of the year, in August Lindsay Law's division found manna with the release of Peter Cattaneo's $3.5 million "The Full Monty," which rang up about…
EXCLUSIVEHollywood Pictures has inked a deal worth $600,000 for the remake rights to Polish helmer Juliusz Machulski's action comedy "Kiler," the studio confirmed Friday.