Results of an ongoing upswing in Russia's industry were evident in a much improved choice of pics at the ninth annual Russian Open Festival, which ran June 1 13 in the Black Sea resort of Sochi.
"Today" show co-anchor Katie Couric is prepared to walk away from NBC when her contract expires next month unless the web significantly ups the offer currently on the table, sources said Monday.
DreamWorks has bought the film rights to Nicholson Baker's 1994 novel "Fermata" for Robert Zemeckis and Jack Rapke's Image Movers.
Blockbuster's day-old "Go Home Happy" campaign gave its creators, Nelson Martinez and Randy Van Kleeck at New York's Young & Rubicam, what Madison Avenue considers an upper-class problem: How to…
Landmark Theatres will assume the operations and programming of Cecchi Gori's Fine Arts in Beverly Hills effective Friday. The French romantic comedy "Marius and Jeanette" will inaugurate the…
The Marquee Group, a marketing company focusing on sports, has bought Cambridge Sports Intl., a firm representing professional golfers for commercial endorsements and public appearances, for about $2…
Twentieth Century Fox has acquired acclaimed comic scribe Alan Moore's Victorian fantasy-thriller, "The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen" for producers Don Murphy and Jane Hamsher.
Mark Smelzer has been tapped managing director of U.S. sales for Variety, responsible for overseeing the company's domestic sales offices in Los Angeles, New York and Chicago.
Thesp Taye Diggs, best known for his starring role as Benny the landlord in the Broadway production of "Rent," is set for a three-stage entry onto the bigscreen with roles in three upcoming films…
Film editor Eva Gardos is the grand prize winner of the Hartley-Merrill International Screenwriting Award for her screenplay "American Rhapsody," RKO Pictures chairman Ted Hartley and his wife…
The closing of the Russian Intl. Fest was marred by a conflict between the jury and fest organizers, with no Grand Prize given and with jury prexy Jane Scott kept off stage at a chaotic live…