Ellen Wander's boutique international sales outfit Film Bridge Intl. has acquired worldwide rights to the drama "Elvis Is Alive, I Swear I Just Saw Him Eating a Ding-Dong Outside the Piggly-Wiggly."
Film producers Jane Hamsher and Don Murphy have bowed Delinquent Records and have pacted with Geffen Records for distribution. The deal is indicative of the new A&R direction of Geffen, which has…
The number of addressable pay-per-view households grew 16% to 37 million in 1997, and is expected to increase an additional 13% to nearly 42 million in 1998, according to the third annual PPV…
Clarence W. Sheiffele, father of Rob Sheiffele, a senior segment producer for "Entertainment Tonight," died Dec. 17 at his home in New Haven, Conn., following a brief illness. He was 76.
While "Titanic" steamed through its fourth -- and record-breaking -- weekend in the U.S., James Cameron's epic was making even bigger waves abroad, pulling in an awesome $31.3 million on 2,965…
Once again it was tough for niche distribs not affiliated with studios to make a dent at the box office, although some bright spots like "Eve's Bayou" and "Kama Sutra" did find an audience. Whether…
Speculation is growing in France that the country's two main digital platforms, Canal Plus' Canal Satellite and rival Television Par Satellite (TPS), are considering joining forces.
Anne Gates has been upped to veepee of business planning and development for Disney Interactive, responsible for strategic and new business initiatives for DI’s ongoing growth. Gates, previously VP…
Daniel Martin Bresler, a retired still photographer who worked on numerous motion pictures, died Dec. 25 of heart failure in Van Nuys. He was 75.
"Kids Say the Darndest Things" has joined CBS' Friday schedule with the Eye's highest regular-series rating in that slot in nearly three years, but the "Darndest" boost failed to provide much help to…
R “Diamond Run” (MTI Home Video); “for violence.” “Dream for an Insomniac” (Columbia TriStar Home Video); “for language.” “If I Die Before I Wake” (Kushner-Locke Co.); “for strong, brutal violence…