Pam Coats has been upped from producer to senior veep of creative development at Walt Disney Feature Animation, making her the highest-ranked female in the studio's toon world.
With highlights sprawling from Sean Penn to Nigel Hawthorne, Czech Old Wave to Kazakh New Wave, and various points in between, the S.F. Intl. Film Festival announced its 42nd annual program Tuesday.
Despite MPAA topper Jack Valenti's best efforts at "popcorn diplomacy," China is still refusing to give U.S. studios greater access to the largest market in the world.
Go take on the daytime TV audience: Radio shrink Dr. Laura Schlessinger is close to inking a syndie talkshow deal with Paramount Domestic TV.
Spanish commercial web Tele Cinco has posted record consolidated profits before taxes of $106.9 million for 1998, 27% up on 1997.
Writer-director Cameron Crowe nearly has completed casting his untitled DreamWorks comedy, and leading his ensemble will be Kate Hudson in the role of a female groupie and Billy Crudup as the leader…
Barry Diller's deal to buy film assets from Seagram Co. inched closer Wednesday when the October Films board of directors finally approved sale of their company to the USA Networks mogul.
The long-awaited second phase of Jeffrey Katzenberg's breach of contract lawsuit against Disney has been postponed until April 15. The case will decide how much money Katzenberg is entitled to.
Sigourney Weaver is near a deal to star with Tim Allen in "Galaxy Quest," a sci-fi comedy for DreamWorks to be directed by Dean Parisot and produced by Mark Johnson.
Hawaii's governor Ben Cayetano personally beseeched members of the Intl. Alliance of Theatrical State Employees to accept wage cuts to get TV show "Baywatch" to move here rather than Australia.
UPN has pulled the plug on its Friday drama "Legacy," according to sources, while Fox is preempting its "World's Wildest Police Videos" series for the May sweeps.