Venerable French helmers Claude Chabrol and Bertrand Tavernier will be among European directors presenting films in competition at the 49th Berlin Intl. Film Festival (Feb. 10-21), Berlinale…
John Cleese has gone from "A Fish Called Wanda" to a spy called Bond. The Brit actor-comedian has been cast as R, an incompetent, accident-prone assistant to Q, 007's deadpan gadget guru, in the Bond…
As expected, Fernando Trueba's "The Girl of Your Dreams" emerged as top pic at the 1999 Spanish Academy Awards, which took place Jan. 23.
A key indicator of entertainment industry activity -- location shooting in Los Angeles County -- continued to drop in the final months of last year, leading to a reduction of 4.2% between 1997 and…
The Directors Guild of America's proposed new contract with producers would establish nationwide jurisdiction over dramatic programs produced for basic cable at all budget levels, contrary to the…
After strong performances for three straight weeks, NBC has ordered four additional episodes of its Friday drama "Providence."
Patrice Andrews has been named VP of production for Discovery Pictures (DP), the large format and specialty film division of Discovery Communications.
The 33rd annual Midem music market kicked off on a Scandi note Saturday night with "Cool Sweden," a showcase for young talent from a small country producing a disproportionate share of the world's…
Jim Carrey, who carried away a Globe for his work in "Truman," said the award is "opening up another arena for me," from comedy and across the spectrum into drama.
FROM NATPEAmong the 18,000 TV types at NATPE this week, a mere dozen or so key station executives are the ones to watch: They now call most -- if not all -- of the shots in the domestic syndication…
A DEGREE OF PARANOIA has gripped the creative community over the realization that truth has overtaken fiction, that the headlines are more compelling than the movie ads, that the so-called “politics…