Rupert Murdoch is installing Tony Ball, chief exec of Fox/Liberty Networks, as the new head of BSkyB, a move that will bring Ball's considerable experience in sports rights to bear on the U.K.'s TV…
In European terms, Spain has a medium-sized movie industry and market: Total film production investment in 1998 came in at about $120 million on 79 pics produced in 1998; the average budget of a…
Good Machine has inked "American Movie" helmer Chris Smith to make a fictional film based on Harvey Pekar's comic book series "American Splendor."
Stanley Kubrick called himself a "demented perfectionist," and there were few who disagreed Sunday during a tribute to the late director of gems like "2001: A Space Odyssey" and "A Clockwork Orange."
Quebec film funder Sodec has tapped seasoned Canuck international film sales exec Marie-Claude Poulin to head up the agency's new gap-financing program.
In Europe, where cultural mandates have ruled for decades, there is a fresh abundance of talk about making commercial films. But it's not all talk. Now more than ever, creative indie producers are…
Actor-writer-director Peter Berg, who made his feature directorial debut on the blood-soaked black comedy "Very Bad Things," has signed to helm "Say It Isn't So" for 20th Century Fox and Conundrum…
Getting a jump on the summer pic blitz, Warner Bros. is offering never-before-seen clips of its latest Tom Cruise-Nicole Kidman sizzler "Eyes Wide Shut" to media outlets today, two months before…
Pathe Pictures has come aboard Revolution Films' upcoming project "Kingdom Come," a period romance to be directed by Michael Winterbottom, whose "Wonderland" is in competition at Cannes. Madonna is…
Warner Bros.-based Outlaw Prods. has two new projects with Intermedia, "Mindhunters" and "National Security," to follow up the Bruce Willis starrer "Ace," which Intermedia is selling at Cannes.