New Line's "Lost in Space" has finally succeeded where so many before it have tried and failed: The big-budget sci-fi adventure managed to knock "Titanic" out of the No. 1 spot after its astounding…
Nicolas Cage, Im Kwon-Taek, Joan Chen and veteran U.S. directors Robert Frank and John Berry are among the prime guests and tributees expected at this year's San Francisco Intl. Film Festival, it was…
Polygram Filmed Entertainment has optioned feature rights to the thriller "The Pledge," a first novel by Rob Kean, as a possible directing vehicle for Phillip Noyce. Warp Films' Lucas Foster will…
Bathed in the afterglow of the Academy Awards, "Titanic," "As Good as It Gets" and "Good Will Hunting" posted healthy gains abroad last week, while some exhibs bemoaned the scarcity of new releases.
Univision has named Ronald Furman exec VP of sales and marketing. Furman joins from ABC, where he spent 10 years in various sales capacities, most recently as VP of primetime sales for Gotham, L.A.…
Cast members of "The Simpsons" will double their salaries to $50,000 per episode next season and will each receive a $1 million bonus in the year 2005, according to sources familiar with the deal…
Michael Kuhn, president of Polygram Filmed Entertainment, has proposed to the European Commission that it should help fund a Euro equivalent to the Oscars, to be held at Cannes during the annual film…
Paxson Communications cut a deal with DIC Entertainment to bring its soon-to-launch Pax Net broadcast network its first children's programming.
A record 1,000 exhibitors will hit the Croisette today to begin the buying and selling of TV rights, a business that is booming worldwide.
French producer Philippe Carcassonne has formed a production joint venture with Gallic group Pathe. The move looks likely to herald an eventual demise of Carcassonne's five-year production agreement…
Karen Glass has been upped to vice president of marketing for Buena Vista Pictures Marketing, reporting to marketing president John Cywinski.