Sales and production company Nu-Image is inching towards assuming total control of Millennium Films, its joint production and distribution venture with Eli Samaha's Phoenician Films.
Pubcaster NHK saved its best for last when its Dec. 31 yearly singing contest "Kohaku" captured the title of the top rated TV show of 1997 in Japan, according to data released Tuesday by Video…
In a surprise move that leaves Fine Line Features in the lurch, exec VP Jonathan Weisgal has stepped down to help create and become a partner in a Gotham-based low-budget feature division for Jersey…
Up-and-comers Matthew Lillard ("Scream"), Freddie Prinze Jr. ("I Know What You Did Last Summer"), Saffron Burrows ("Circle of Friends") and Elise Neal ("Scream 2") have enlisted to star in "Wing…
Two former Televisa execs are close to allying with rival broadcaster TV Azteca to aid the latter's international expansion efforts.
EXCLUSIVEP.J. Hogan, hot off the blockbuster success of his last helming gig, "My Best Friend's Wedding," is likely to direct a Warner Bros.' biopic about gameshow mogul Chuck Barris, according to…
The Mouse roared loudest again at overseas cinemas in 1997. Disney's Buena Vista Intl. has won the coveted prize of top-grossing studio outside North America for last year, racking up receipts of…
LOW POINTS: Not to put too fine a point on it, but 1997 was a lousy year for Warner Bros.' theatrical business -- maybe the weakest in modern memory.
Hollywood-based media product distributor Steadi-Systems, which ships everything from film and videotape to optical recording discs, was acquired Tuesday by Plano, Texas-based Daisytek Intl. Corp., a…
EXCLUSIVEWith its signpost act Chumbawamba heating up the sales charts through its "Tubthumber" disc bow, Republic Records has inked a multiyear, exclusive distribution pact with Universal Records.
ABC's post-football Monday lineup is off to a promising start, with "America's Funniest Home Videos" and "20/20" scoring the Alphabet network's best non-sports regular-programming overnight shares in…