The bidding by the broadcast networks has begun for Columbia Pictures' Adam Sandler hit "Big Daddy," but the winning bidder may have to swallow some other pictures it doesn't want.
"Armageddon" director Michael Bay is near a deal to helm "Africa," an epic film about renowned archaeologist turned wildlife preservationist Richard Leakey.
Todd-AO East has acquired Sound One Corp., a leading post-production sound facility in New York, for nearly $13 million.
Anthony D'Alessandro has joined the Daily Variety staff as the data and information coordinator. Working out of the L.A. office, D'Alessandro will oversee the compilation of showbiz statistics and…
Initial Entertainment Group co-founder Cindy Cowan has sold her two-thirds stake in IEG to a German investment group led by her former partner, Graham King, for a mid-seven figures.
Gerard Grant has been promoted to senior VP Europe for Twentieth Century Fox Intl. Television.
In another surprise for the region's pay TV biz, Sky Latin America topper Mark Goldman is ankling the satcaster.
UNITED KINGDOM Caryn Mandabach, president of the Carsey-Werner Co., will deliver the 1999 Worldview address at the Edinburgh Intl. TV Festival, Aug. 27-30. Worldview is one of the event’s…
"Miss Spectacular," the first original legit project to debut on the Las Vegas Strip, will have its premiere in May 2001 at the Mirage.
Frances Fisher has joined the cast of Jerry Bruckheimer's action drama "Gone in 60 Seconds" for Touchstone.
NBC- and CNET-owned Internet venture Snap.com and Xoom.com said Monday that they have acquired minor stakes in online shopping site BuyItNow.com, a deal worth $15 million.