Miramax won't be the only distrib cashing in on Roberto Benigni fever. Gotham-based Lions Gate Films will re-release his 1994 mistaken-identity comedy "The Monster" (Il Mostro) in Los Angeles on…
After six years of trying to get his dream project about abstract painter Jackson Pollock off the canvas, Ed Harris has a greenlight and an April 19 start date to make his movie directorial debut on…
After getting off to a slow start as the new host of Comedy Central's "The Daily Show," Jon Stewart has come on strong -- good news for the comedy cabler, which has invested $1.5 million-$2 million…
Fox Broadcasting Co. has tapped Tony Optican as director of current programming and Matthew Cherniss as programming executive, current programming. In their new roles, Optican and Cherniss will act…
Jack Valenti will propose opening Chinese movie theaters to more American films in a move he linked to Beijing's bid to join the World Trade Organization.
With less than a month to go before the final lineup will be announced, the Cannes Film Festival has locked in only a handful of titles for its upcoming edition, May 12-23.
Cable operators will not start jacking up the monthly bills of their subscribers when all of the rules keeping rates in check disappear in three days, according to industry observers.
Basking in the afterglow of its seven Academy Awards, "Shakespeare in Love" enjoyed significant upswings in Europe last week as its offshore cume soared to $74.7 million. Distrib United Intl…
Miramax's Academy Award best picture winner "Shakespeare in Love" enjoyed a significant box office boost over the first post-Oscar weekend, with a projected three-day gross of $4.4 million, up 48%…
The Carsey-Werner Co. has inked a two-year, multimillion-dollar deal with Joshua Sternin and Jeff Ventimilia, who will executive produce Fox's "That '70s Show" next season. The pact also calls for…