A first novel about a 1920s stage magician, "Carter Beats the Devil," has charmed publishers, selling at auction to Hyperion for close to $700,000.
Miramax/BVI's "Scream 3" spooked a huge bow in the U.K., stealing the top spot from local comedy "Kevin and Perry Go Large" with $4 million from 450 slaughterhouses.
Europe International, owner of Europe's biggest sports channel, is planning to launch a digital channel modeled on the U.S.' ESPN in time for the Sydney Olympic Games in September.
New Line Cinema is in final negotiations to buy author-chef Anthony Bordair's nonfiction book "Kitchen Confidential" for Art Linson and David Fincher's Indelible Pictures to produce.
Rolling out the big hitters for the May sweeps paid off handsomely for NBC and UPN. Boosted by the first of three guest perfs by Bruce Willis on "Friends," the Peacock has taken the early May lead.
Post house turned licensing company CineMedia has signed a long-term distribution deal with Buena Vista Intl.
Attorney Stephen L. Saltzman has joined the Los Angeles office of international law firm Akin, Gump, Strauss, Hauer & Feld, where he will be part of the firm's growing entertainment practice.
Charles Silvers has been named VP, Millennium Multi Media.com. He has previously held executive posts and consulted for Universal Pictures, Walt Disney Imagineering, Columbia Pictures, Paramount…
The nation's leading actors' unions, on the eve of launching their first strike since 1988, say they have signed "interim agreements" with more than a dozen employers under which union members will…
Standout perfs by "Erin Brockovich," "Pokemon: The First Movie" and "Stuart Little" sustained the holiday business in many overseas markets last week, although balmy early-summer weather in Italy and…
Rita Wilson has joined the cast of Columbia Pictures' dramatic thriller "Glass House," penned by Wesley Strick.