Rapidly expanding specialized distributor Lions Gate Releasing has tapped former Universal homevid exec Susann Nicholson for the newly created post of director of ancillary sales.
A jury has awarded Priscilla Presley $1.74 million in compensatory and punitive damages against a group of film producers and publicists who used her name to promote a proposed film.
Chaross Pictures, the insurance-backed film library formed by Peter Hoffman and Jay Firestone, has arranged North American distribution for seven of its pics via Lions Gate Films.
Former Polygram Music prexy Roger Ames is in advanced negotiations to become prexy of Warner Music Intl. The highly complicated deal also includes Warner adding Ames' London Records to its portfolio.
Emmy-winning thesp Juliet Mills has been cast in the new NBC sudser "Passions," which began production Wednesday with location shooting in Paris.
Management outfit the Firm has tapped veteran legal eagle David Baram to lead an expansion and find strategic alliances for its music, film and TV clients.
Sipping on a double espresso, Georges Benayoun, 43, looks remarkably relaxed for an indie producer who has three pics hitting French screens in the space of two months.
Chris Auty has been named chief exec of the Film Consortium, one of the U.K.'s three lottery production franchises.
Viewer's Choice, the dominant pay-per-view distributor in the U.S., plans to shift its New York-based programming staff to Los Angeles this summer.
In an unexpected move, longtime ABC Inc. exec Alan Wurtzel is jumping to NBC to fill the newly created position of president, research and media development.
British Sky Broadcasting has announced it is giving away free set-top boxes to subscribers of its SkyDigital platform, a preemptive strike aimed at rival ONdigital and the digital plans of U.K.'s…