Brad Pitt will likely topline and Doug McGrath ("Emma") is in early negotiations to helm an updated version of Dostoevsky's "The Gambler" for Mandalay Entertainment. If all goes as planned, Pitt will…
United Cinemas Intl., Paramount and Universal's joint overseas exhibition venture, has officially announced the appointment of former Famous Players prexy Joseph Peixoto as its president and CEO.
In an effort to better coordinate the activities of its various divisions, Paramount Television Group has elevated 17-year studio veteran Steve Goldman to the newly created post of executive VP and…
Bertelsmann AG announced Tuesday that it was "satisfied" with its healthy 1996-97 fiscal year results, but expected even greater profits to be generated soon by its online and entertainment holdings.
The six-month-old terrestrial Channel 5 last week posted its highest-ever viewing share of 4.2%, according to C5's own figures --- up significantly on previous shares of around 3%.
Ralph Fiennes is set to star in an untitled drama by helmer Istvan Szabo for Alliance Pictures. Fiennes will play roles in three successive generations in the saga of a Jewish family that rises from…
Bill Lee has been named to the newly created position of VP, Asia, for USA Networks Intl. and will report to Rafael Pastor, president of USA Nets Intl.
After a long morning of legal wrangling, former Carolco co-chairman Andy Vajna took the stand Tuesday in Peter Hoffman's criminal tax trial, where it was revealed that Vajna has loaned his former…
New York state attorney General Dennis Vacco Tuesday amended his lawsuit against 20th Century Fox Film Corp., alleging the studio and others were part of a scheme to help murderer Sammy (the Bull)…
Reese Witherspoon will star in MTV Films' "Election," opposite Matthew Broderick. Witherspoon will play an overachieving high-schooler running unopposed for student council president.
Oscar-winning writer/director Jane Campion has entered into a three-year first-look agreement with Propaganda Films, under which she has committed to direct one of her next two pictures for the…