Brittany Murphy has signed to play Janis Joplin in "Piece of My Heart," Lakeshore and Paramount's long-gestating biopic on the raspy-voiced blues singer.
Although this year's installment of the Monte Carlo TV market draws to a close today, reports of its pending demise look premature.
NBC News execs have OK'd broadcasting the first TV interview with Juanita Broaddrick, the woman who says Bill Clinton sexually assaulted her 21 years ago.
Universal Pictures, looking to solidify its staff, has reupped president of production Stacey Snider to a new three-year deal.
Owen Wilson, who is making a name for himself as both a writer and actor, will next go the thesp route and join Jackie Chan in "Shanghai Noon," a Western with comic overtones to be directed by Tom…
Upstart film producer Alexander Jovy is planning to make a $3.5 million feature on the back of his success with the Oscar-nominated short "Holiday Romance."
Denise Gurin, Regal Cinemas' senior vice president and head film buyer, will receive the Variety Boys and Girls Club of Queens humanitarian award for 1999.
The European Soccer Assn. (UEFA) has announced it is canceling its Champions League contract with RTL Television.
ABC will close out the February sweeps with the full Monica, skedding Barbara Walters' long-awaited chat with Monica Lewinsky as an expanded two-hour edition of "20/20."
Showtime has jacked up its yearly advertising budget from $40 million to $45 million, to ballyhoo in print and broadcast ads its "No Limits" branding campaign.
ABC has bought an Imagine/Touchstone TV pilot called “30” from Noah Baumbach (“Kicking and Screaming”). Thomas Sclamme is directing the comedy about the life and times of six New York 30-somethings…