Australia based entertainment giant Village Roadshow has filed a lawsuit against Golden Harvest Entertainment to prevent the Hong Kong based film distributor from placing shares with Rupert Murdoch…
Paramount Pictures, which has spun gold with bigscreen adaptations of such vintage TV shows as "The Addams Family" and "The Brady Bunch," is looking to take on '60s favorite "Hogan's Heroes."
Iran's 2-1 World Cup victory over the United States has failed to generate any sort of dramatic viewership surge in this country, but did manage the top U.S. rating of the international soccer…
Shawnee Smith, who has a supporting role in the upcoming "Armageddon," has joined Bruce Willis again for the indie pic "Breakfast of Champions."
Ending a seven-year run at the helm of Polygram, Alain Levy stepped down Monday as the company's prexy/CEO. The move is the first in a series of changes expected in the exec suites at the soon-to-be…
Despite pressure from Viacom, Universal and other TV programmers, the U.K.'s Independent Television Commission is proceeding with its controversial plans to allow the unbundling of cable and…
Chesler/Perlmutter Prods., one of the most active independent producers of series and telepics, has signed a deal with the Kushner-Locke Co. and Alliance Communications to produce six 90-minute…
New Line has paid a $1.1 million against $1.5 million sum for screen rights to "Henry's List of Wrongs," a first novel by John Scott Shepherd. The novel, a story of redemption and romance, will be…
UIP's "Deep Impact" looks set to become the next member of the $100 million club after weekend dates in Oz, Singapore and Japan.
United Artists has purchased an original pitch from writer/director Howard Franklin titled "Anti-Trust," a paranoid thriller set amid the high-tech corporate world of Silicon Valley. The deal was in…
Andrew Niccol began writing the screenplay of "The Truman Show" at least a year before Mark Dunn's "Frank's Life" was first staged in New York, according to documents shown to Daily Variety.