Special effects wizard Chris Watts has unusual tastes for a man in his profession. He says he's not a big fan of the crash-'em-up or space-battle movies, but loves films that have strong, well-told…
Investment in British-based film production slumped by 20% last year to £372 million ($618 million), thanks largely to a drop in the number of big Hollywood movies shot in the U.K.
What a difference 22 years make. In May 1977, execs at 20th Century Fox yanked the first "Star Wars" trailer from theaters because audiences reportedly were booing and laughing at it. Out of context…
CBS has tightened its grip on the lead in primetime Nielsen households, with a lopsided Jan. 11-17 victory that was the highest weeklong rating of any net this season. NBC topped Fox in the key…
Producers of "Gods and Monsters," "Life Is Beautiful," "Saving Private Ryan," "Shakespeare in Love" and "Waking Ned Devine" have been nominated for feature awards by the Producers Guild of America…
Spin magazine executive editor Craig Marks, who is suing shock rocker Marilyn Manson for $24 million for an alleged assault, lost his job Tuesday along with the music publication's editor-in-chief.
One thing the board of governors of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences knows all too well: Mess with Oscar award categories and you're bound to be in for a fight.
MediaOne Group on Tuesday said that its broadband unit has expanded its existing affiliation agreement with Encore Media Group to include Encore's Thematic Multiplex movie channels on MediaOne's…
Buzz Kulik, highly regarded prolific TV director known for eliciting strong performances from his thesps, died Wednesday of heart failure in Los Angeles. He was 76. Kulik, whose career began shortly…
Adam Sandler, who shot to stardom last year following turns as a luckless crooner in "The Wedding Singer" and a football wimp in "The Waterboy," has pacted with Sony Pictures for an untitled animated…
Canadian broadcasting company CanWest Global Communications reported a slight dip in overall revenue and a modest increase in net earnings for the first quarter of the year.