The eighth annual UCLA Extension Short Fiction Films Premiere Screening will unspool at the Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences on Wednesday.
Granada Entertainment USA is developing a telefilm based on the life of folksy singer-actor John Denver, who died in a plane crash last October.
Paramount's new classics division kicked off the acquisitions derby at the Toronto Intl. Film Festival by picking up U.S., U.K. and other territorial rights to Tod Williams' directorial debut "The…
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…