Tribune Entertainment Co. has declared syndie action hour "Mutant X" a firm go for 2001 and hired Philip Segal as senior VP for scripted programming and development.
The South African film industry needs a cash injection of some 260 million rand ($35 million) annually to turn it into a global force, says a recently released study by PricewaterhouseCoopers.
The Urbanworld Group, sponsors of Gotham's Urbanworld Film Festival -- the largest film confab devoted to minority fare -- is launching an acquisitions label, Urbanworld Films.
DirecTV Latin America announced an accord for Argentine media conglom Grupo Clarin to acquire up to 5% in the satcaster's pan-regional platform.
Oliver Platt is in final negotiations to co-star with Michael Douglas and Brittany Murphy in New Regency's action thriller "Don't Say a Word," which Gary Fleder ("Kiss the Girls") will direct. Guy…
Peter Guber's Mandalay Pictures is getting a teutonic makeover. If the complicated deal goes through, Munich-based outfit Cineartists will take a major stake in Mandalay Pictures, which in turn would…
Troubled Gotham distrib Unapix Entertainment bit the bullet Tuesday, filing for Chapter 11 in the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of New York.
Warner Bros. Pictures has upped Lionel Wigram to senior VP of production. Wigram, who joined the company as a veep in 1996, is overseeing the film adaptation of the popular "Harry Potter" book series.
Road grosses were on the rise during Week 25 (Nov. 13-19). Receipts totaled $12,385,368, a sweet 5.1% climb from the prior frame.
Japanese web Fuji TV has pacted with Korea's Munhwa Broadcasting Co. (MBC) and joined the club of broadcasters that have found new friends across the Sea of Japan. The two networks plan to jointly…
Though it's running about five years behind its Eastern neighbor, Russia -- and seeming light years behind its Western one, Poland -- Ukraine's film scene is at last showing some signs of emerging…