Oscar-winning actress Cher is in advanced negotiations to play a leading role in Franco Zeffirelli's next feature, "Tea With Mussolini," joining previously announced cast members Angela Lansbury…
Suzanne Daley, the former distribution prexy of North American Releasing, has launched her own Vancouver-based sales and distribution company, White Rock Film Intl. White Rock will be exclusive sales…
John Sayles, a longtime stalwart of the independent scene, will receive the Writers Guild of America's Career Achievement Award Feb. 13.
Fueled by healthy economies and a continuing multiplex boom, the Latin American box office surged in 1997. But, in contrast to Europe, the region saw Hollywood's supremacy remain untroubled by…
Stressing the success of its many co-financing deals with independent film companies, Warner Bros. has promoted James R. Miller, the studio's key player in business affairs, to the newly created…
Sony Music has acquired substantial shares in three indie record companies -- deals, according to an inside source, similar to the one with Oasis' label Creation Records, in which the major holds a…
NBC may be losing "Seinfeld" and football, but the network has stepped up in a massive way to keep TV's top-rated series "ER."
The "X Files" ended its three-year run as the only U.S. TV series to be shown by a commercial network in Japan on Wednesday night when TV Asahi broadcast another U.S. network series as a replacement…
Cable giant Tele-Communications Inc. increased its stake in United Video Satellite Group from 40% to 73% after buying out former UVSG chairman Lawrence Flinn, TCI said Monday.
TriStar Pictures prexy Chris Lee has bought a pitch from Red Wagon Prods.' principal Doug Wick on the legendary general-statesman Hannibal for a mid-six-figure preemptive payout.
As CBS, ABC/ESPN and Fox celebrated their new eight-year NFL contracts, NBC Sports president Dick Ebersol predicted his rivals will each lose $150 million to $200 million annually, and that's…