The WB is changing the name of its Castle Rock-produced ani comedy "The Downtowners," heading off a potential conflict with a similarly titled ani skein bowing on MTV next month.
Bill Paxton is attached to star in "Mexicali," a spec script sold Friday to Destination Films for mid- against high-six figures.
"Poppo-ya" (Railway Man) attracted a record turnout of 1 million spectators in only 19 days after its release June 5.
The Fox Network has grabbed three runs of Columbia Pictures' "Big Daddy" without having to buy the broadcast rights to five other theatricals it was not interested in.
Primetime TV will be grooving when UPN broadcasts the Source Hip-Hop Music Awards on Aug. 20.
Universal's low-budget teen sex comedy "American Pie" scored the No. 1 spot with a studio estimated $18.1 million three-day opening.
After eight years as executive director, creative advertising at Columbia TriStar Home Video, Tim Palen has found a new destiny: He has been named VP of creative advertising at Destination Films.
Despite the cinema-unfriendly distractions of European weather and Wimbledon tennis, the summer B.O. season kept cooking nicely last week as the three top-grossing titles abroad, "The Mummy," the…