Gotham's Sony Lincoln Square multiplex, one of the highest-grossing theaters in the U.S., was evacuated twice over the weekend -- once for chemical explosions and the second time for a fire.
Sandra Bullock will be presented with the Montreal World Film Festival Award for Career Excellence at the Canadian fest Sept. 6.
Shares of Tele-Communications Inc. fell nearly 5% Friday as the country's No. 1 cabler, which is being bought by AT&T Corp. for $48 billion, reported a smaller net loss on reduced revenues.
The syndie strip "America's Dumbest Criminals" is being retooled going into its third season, nabbing a new production company, co-host and set.
Walt Disney's Buena Vista TV has quietly cleared TV stations in 50% of the country for the syndicated re-runs of "Unhappily Ever After," the WB Network sitcom from the creators of "Married With…
Sports-marketing company the Marquee Group has bought Tollin/Robbins Prods., which produces the half-hour HBO comedy "Arli$$."
Allegro Films and Carla Singer Prods. kicked off lensing last week in Montreal on "Dead Ahead," a thriller set to air on TNT early next year.
Mark Sourian, a former assistant to exec Glenn Williamson at DreamWorks, has joined New Regency Prods. as story editor.
Western Intl. Syndication has given a firm go to "Field Trip" series for fall 1998.
The Writers Guild of America West has reached a collective bargaining agreement with Fox Television for writers on four animated programs, bringing them up to parity with writers of live-action shows.