Thesp Rip Torn has joined Al Pacino and Russell Crowe in the cast of Michael Mann's Touchstone pic about tobacco industry whistleblower Jeffrey Wigand.
Fox Searchlight's "Slums of Beverly Hills" crept into the top slot on the exclusives roster this weekend, bringing home $85,771 on seven screens in Gotham and L.A.
Lions Gate Films Corp. has teamed with video distributor Rentrak Corp. to create Locatrak Inc., a video revenue-sharing distribution company targeting the Quebec retail market.
Writer-director Ron Shelton has teamed with indie producer Stephen Chin to form Shanghai'd Films, an independent finance and production company that will make low- to moderately budgeted films.
NBC's telecast of the 50th annual Emmy Awards beat the overnight ratings of two of the last three Emmycasts but came in behind ABC's 1994 and '96 figures.
D.C. Comics has agreed in principle to acquire WildStorm Prods. The acquisition could give Time Warner's D.C. Comics market dominance over main rival Marvel.
Cablevision System Corp.'s RASCO advertising sales company announced the formation of Regional News Representation, a unit dedicated to selling spot advertising on regional cable news networks, such…
Harold Keith, theater activist, community leader and philanthropist, died of heart failure Sept. 6 at his home in Beverly Hills.
Universal Studios' parent Seagram Co. is no longer a shareholder in Time Warner, but it has just hired TW's former top corporate communications exec, Tod Hullin.
News Corp. chairman Rupert Murdoch's estranged wife Anna will retire from the company's board, Murdoch revealed in News Corp.'s 1998 annual report released in Australia, but she is staying in touch…