Bob Gale --- a veteran screenwriter and longtime writing partner of Bob Zemeckis --- has inked a seven-figure overall deal with the Walt Disney Co., beginning with a screenplay based on his original…
Negotiations for the acquisition of Bouygues-owned Ciby 2000 by Live Entertainment have narrowed to a period of exclusive talks, sources confirmed (Daily Variety, Sept. 23). The agreement includes a…
The Western unit of the Writers Guild of America hopes it's found a way to circumvent its uncooperative Eastern partners.
Manchester United, Britain's largest soccer club, has unveiled plans to launch its own satellite TV channel in partnership with British Sky Broadcasting and Granada Media Group.
Managers Jeff Kwatinetz and Michael Green, who recently ankled Gallin/Morey, have formed the Firm, a management shingle that will rep actors, filmmakers and musicians.
Sony Corp.'s Loews Theatres Exhibition Group and Cineplex Odeon Corp. finally agreed on terms of their billion-dollar merger Tuesday, which they said would produce a new company able to aggressively…
Esparza/Katz Prods., the production company behind features "Selena" and "Milagro Beanfield War," plus the TNT minis "Gettysburg" and "The Rough Riders," has hired producer Julian Fowles to oversee…
Fox Searchlight's "The Ice Storm" got a warm reception when it opened the 35th New York Film Festival at Lincoln Center on Friday. The crowd burst into applause when director Ang Lee said, "I was…
The government and the defense offered their final arguments Tuesday in Peter Hoffman's criminal trial on federal tax evasion charges.
Prince Edward's production company, Ardent Prods., has teamed up with London Films to sign a first-look deal for screenplays by the actor Corbin Bernsen.
An investor group led by former Cinemaworld president Jeff Lewine has reached an agreement in principle to purchase the 400-screen Cinamerica/Mann Theatres chain from its co-owners, Paramount and…