The British government has extended its existing tax break for film production by another two years, to 2002. The measure, which had already been promised, was announced as part of the annual budget…
Sometimes, events take on a life of their own. While the Writers Guild of America on Wednesday called a press conference to announce credit corrections for some blacklisted screenwriters, the event…
FROM SHOWEST Good news! Next year, ShoWest is moving to Paris. The Paris-Las Vegas hotel that is. Organizers confirmed Wednesday that the 26th annual exhibitors convention will be headquartered at…
Film critic-turned-filmmaker Rod Lurie will script the dramatic thriller "The Set-Up" for producer Howard Blum and Castle Rock Pictures.
Televisa has acquired rights to tape the stage production "Rugrats en Vivo" and air the show on its direct-to-home satellite, cable and broadcast formats. Nickelodeon Latin America's live-action show…
Alex Ben Block, who served as the editor of the Hollywood Reporter for seven years up until last November, is bringing his entertainment industry expertise to the pages of Centropolis Interactive's…
Fox Broadcasting Co. has ordered the 20th Century Fox TV comedy pilot "Jeff of the Universe" created by David Mirkin, the director of "Romy and Michele's High School Reunion" and a former exec…
TNT has bought the cable rights to reruns of Twentieth TV's "The Pretender," for the relatively modest license fee of about $250,000 an episode.
The bitter rivalry between France's Television Par Satellite (TPS) digital consortium and pay TV group Canal Plus is about to spill onto the soccer field.
Gregory Lanesey's "30, Still Single: Contemplating Suicide," a comedy about a young man's difficult search for a bride in contemporary L.A., received the best feature prize at the Santa Monica Film…
Barry Diller's USA Network and Sci-Fi Channel have hired five new programming executives in Los Angeles to reflect the networks' ramped-up production of original series.