EXCLUSIVEActor-director Bob Balaban has acquired the screen rights to John Fowles' novel "Daniel Martin." The pic will be produced by his newly formed Chicagofilms production banner and Ileen Maisel…
Mickey Rourke will star with Dan Futterman in an adaptation of the Bill Cain play "Stand-Up Tragedy" for a "TNT Original" film to bow on the Turner Broadcasting cabler later this year.
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…
The Mexican government has awarded 36 new licenses for cable TV in 36 smaller cities where cable has not been available.
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…
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.
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…
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.
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.
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…
United Artists has hired scribe Mitch Markowitz to script a comedic vehicle for Michelle Yeoh, who co-stars in the newest James Bond pic, "Tomorrow Never Dies."