Addressing the Screen Producers Assn. of Australia, George Lucas urged independent filmmakers to band together and become more financially independent of Hollywood, while conceding they cannot ignore…
In what may be the first glimpse into the domestic organization of the Universal Music Group in the post-Polygram merger era, Kedar Massenburg is being positioned to become chief of Motown Records.
While location shooting has fallen sharply in Los Angeles this fall, Gotham's booming film and TV production business shows no signs of slowing down.
FROM MIFED"The Fifth Element" director Luc Besson has teamed with fellow French helmers Mathieu Kassovitz ("Hate") and Jan Kounen ("Dobermann") to form the new L.A.-based production company 1B2K.
Hearst-Argyle Television weighed in Wednesday with a 15% decline in third-quarter earnings after reporting a 5% revenues gain last week.
In a move signaling financial retrenchment, the financially troubled Livent has backed out of plans to restore and refurbish the 500-seat Times Square Theater on 42nd Street. The legit company and…
ABC has yanked its Thursday drama "Vengeance Unlimited" off the air for the rest of the sweeps and is benching Saturday drama "Fantasy Island" for the last two weeks of November.
The 49th Berlin International Film Festival (Feb. 10-21) is dedicating its annual retrospective to the films of Hollywood director and producer Otto Preminger, the festival announced Wednesday.
Paramount-based Mandalay Pictures has acquired Ann Lewis Hamilton’s spec script “Near in Blood” for a six-figure against high-six-figure sum. “Clay Pigeons” helmer David Dobkin is attached to direct…
One-time profits from library deals enabled Spelling Entertainment to narrow its third-quarter loss to $4.4 million from $18 million a year ago, before a $25 million charge for liquidation of the…
The new kid on the New York film production block is Sibling Rivalry Entertainment, formed by writer-director JD Shapiro and his three sisters.