Japanese movie studio Shochiku Co. said it will shut down its Tokyo area movie theme park as it lops off all but its core operations in order to cut costs.
The all-important year-end selling period got off to a brisk start last week as Alanis Morissette's eagerly awaited "Supposed Former Infatuation Junkie" was the bestselling album in the nation.
New Line has purchased "The Flow," a script about the inner workings of the hip-hop business to be directed by "Boyz N the Hood" helmer John Singleton.
Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer signed a definitive agreement on its $235 million purchase of most of Polygram Filmed Entertainment's film library from Seagram Co., the Lion said Wednesday, with the deal…
Oprah Winfrey has taken her lumps from TV critics this season for her talkshow's emphasis on self-help, spirituality and "empowerment" topics, but viewers aren't nearly as turned off by the "Change…
Academy Award nominee Nigel Hawthorne ("Madness of King George") arrived in Johannesburg this week to star in a new South African feature movie, "A Reasonable Man," which is being produced with…
Producer Jason Clark has formed Ways and Means Prods. to develop and produce two to three feature pics a year.
Saying it needs more time to trim the fat from its porker, Universal Pictures has canceled Sunday's benefit preem of "Babe: Pig in the City." U representatives said the decision was necessitated by…
The Spanish digital channel market is heating up. The Paramount Comedy Channel will make its bow on the European continent March 1 when it launches on the country's leading digital platform, the…
Mandalay Entertainment has inked Brit scribe Caspian Tredwell-Owen to a two-picture deal, under which he will pen the screenplay for an untitled Oliver Stone romance and a second undetermined project.
Last Christmas, Barry Diller bought his embryonic Miami TV station a $6.5 million present -- five-year rights to local NBA games -- but halfway into the November sweeps, the gift remains unwrapped.