On the heels of its $6 million acquisition of Robert Duvall's "The Apostle" at the Toronto Int.l Film Festival, October Films has picked up two other pics outside the fest --- the American indie "The…
Italy's top film producer and distributor, Vittorio Cecchi Gori, has joined forces with former RAI general director and state-owned telecom company STET president Biagio Agnes.
With the opening night of the much-ballyhooed musical "Rent" being used as its greeting card, a new showbiz-culturebiz liaison group, the Entertainment Council, is being launched to cement a…
The business practices at a famous --- and famously maverick --- indie production company are about to be thrust into the spotlight.
The first cool wind of fall blew through the post-Labor Day weekend box office as Warner Bros.' "Fire Down Below" led the top 60 films to a chilly $52.6 million finish.
Despite a 24% drop in the U.K. box office on the weekend of Princess Diana's funeral, when big boys like "Conspiracy Theory," "Men In Black" and "Bean" dipped an average of 49%, Fox's boisterous Brit…
Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer is barely keeping its financial head above water, judging by skimpy financial details covering the nine months to June 30 released by MGM's 50% shareholder Seven Network in…
In its strongest challenge yet to city officials, the Writers Guild of America West filed a federal lawsuit Monday against Los Angeles declaring the enforcement of home business taxes and licenses on…
Three teams of presenters ---father-and-son Alan and Adam Arkin, "Frasier's" Kelsey Grammer and David Hyde Pierce and Bob Newhart and Judd Hirsch of the new CBS comedy "George & Leo" --- have been…