Universal Studios parent Seagram Co. Ltd. finally received clearance from the Securities & Exchange Commission Friday to proceed with its tender offer for Polygram Holdings, but only after the…
Unapix Entertainment has acquired theatrical rights to "The Texas Chainsaw Massacre" and is in pre-production on a 25th anniversary installment of the classic slasher pic.
Paramount Pictures has acquired Elinor Lipman's upcoming novel, "The Ladies' Man," for producer Donald De Line.
Miramax Films has hired scribes Steve Susco and John Weidner to pen the screen adaptation of the comic book "Ghosting" for its genre unit Dimension Films.
FROM MIFEDPeter Hewitt ("The Borrowers") is set to direct "Whatever Happened to Howard Smith," an English romantic comedy to be produced by West Eleven Films and financed by Intermedia.
The Motion Picture & Television Fund, whose maxim is "We take care of our own," took care of Edie and Lew Wasserman Saturday morning.
Here comes another judge -- Warner Bros.' Telepictures Prods. is developing a syndie courtshow strip for a fall 1999 debut.
The Marche International de Film, the umbrella organization that runs the market at the Cannes Film Festival, has tapped L.A.-based praisery Denmead Marketing and French ad agency Perimetre to…
Pink slips punch at CBS West Another round of layoffs has hit CBS on the West Coast. Sources say a veteran VP of publicity and several PR department assistants were let go Thursday, while one…
ABC and Touchstone TV are developing a sitcom for next fall to be written by Marshall Herskovitz ("thirtysomething") and starring Bob Saget ("Full House"), sources confirmed Thursday.