Handmade Films, a unit of Canada's Paragon Entertainment Corp., has concluded a raft of deals on its contemporary romantic comedy "The Man With the Rain in his Shoes."
Native American odyssey "Sherman Alexie's Smoke Signals" will open the 27th edition of the New Directors/New Films series, which runs March 27-April 12 at Gotham's Museum of Modern Art.
Lou Wallach has been tapped director of creative affairs for Fox's new TV production unit, Fox Television Studios.
Sunni Walton, a singer-actress-impressionist, died Dec. 29 at her Van Nuys home from a brain tumor. She was 54. Walton's career began in her native San Francisco at the age of five as a violinist.
Jack Lemmon has outslugged Mel Gibson in preliminary household results for their Sunday-night motion picture showdown, but in most key demos, Gibson's "Braveheart, Part 1" has claimed victory over…
Bob Sherry, director of TV production finance for Sony Pictures Entertainment, died Jan. 25 of cancer at Sherman Oaks Hospital in Sherman Oaks. He was 50. Sherry, a 22-year employee of Columbia…
As the first step in what it says is a long-term plan to build a vertically integrated, independent entertainment company, Australian investment group J.C. Williamson Entertainment has acquired…
In a long-awaited announcement, Paramount Pictures has confirmed the creation of a specialty film division to be headed by Ruth Vitale and David Dinerstein.
In exchange for NBC affiliates' helping the network pay the tab on the $13-million-an-episode "ER," stations could get an additional 30-second local spot in "ER" in addition to 90 seconds in another…
Showing further signs of ambition, German distribution house Kinowelt has picked up two new Summit titles: Gregg Araki's "Splendor" and Roger Kumble's "Cruel Inventions."
European Union TV companies and advertisers are up in arms about plans for a pan-European television convention, which they believe will restrict their freedom to broadcast programs and ads in non-EU…