Allied Filmmakers' Jake Eberts has optioned tyro scribe Kien Nguyen's South Vietnamese memoir "The Unwanted" for five figures against a high-six-figure backend.
VISIT VARIETY'S ACADEMY CENTRAL Deep Throat told Woodward and Bernstein to "follow the money," and if you heed the advice, you'll quickly discover the method to Oscar-season madness. This morning…
Each Oscar season, B.O. numbers point to a chicken-or-the-egg conundrum: Does a movie gross well because it's Oscar-nommed, or does it become Oscar-nommed because of its high gross?
Some interesting tidbits about the Academy's 72nd class of Oscar nominees.
Disney/Pixar's "Toy Story 2" saw a breathtaking $27.5 million in Europe and Asia over the weekend, including an all-time opening three-day record in the U.K., with $12.8 million on 495 screens.
Following the meltdown of CIC, Paramount's international homevideo joint venture with Universal, Paramount Home Entertainment will launch its first batch of video titles in Italy this month on the…
Not to be left out, Hollywood's production community is about to get its own Web site backed by CNET and Fox Broadcasting Co. co-founder and IFilm investor Kevin Wendle.
Granite Broadcasting has agreed to pay NBC a whopping $362 million to align its San Jose station KNTV with the network for 10 years beginning in 2002.
It may be the lion king at the box office, but at the Oscars, the Walt Disney Co. has historically been more like a mouse ... until now.
Walt Disney Animation Canada is shuttering its studios in Vancouver and Toronto, throwing about 200 Canuck artists and producers out on the street.
Billionaire Richard Li, the founder of Asian satcaster Star TV, has started a bidding war for control of Cable & Wireless HKT, Hong Kong's dominant telephone and Internet provider.