Singer David Cassidy will leave the effects-filled "EFX" in January after a two-year run with the production at the MGM Grand Hotel and Casino.
Gayle Lake has been tapped as director of the Sydney Film Festival, replacing Paul Byrnes, who stepped down after 10 years at the helm at the 45 year-old fest.
FROM MIPCOMThe 1998 Mipcom TV market closes today, but the majority of the 10,000 execs who attended were already on their way home by mid-Thursday. And they weren't smiling.
Twenty-six nonfiction films have been nominated for five International Documentary Association awards, which will be presented Oct. 30 at the Ritz-Carlton in Marina del Rey.
Reaffirming its commitment to producing Australian films, Village Roadshow has pacted with Beyond Films to handle foreign sales of its current and upcoming Aussie pictures.
Jan Korbelin, programming director at Germany's third-ranked commercial web ProSieben, is leaving the network at the end of this year, the Munich-based web announced Thursday.
The WB may have another hit on its hands with "Charmed," and UPN has rebounded from two tough nights of premieres with a solid debut from "Seven Days."
Innes Weir has been named senior vice prexy of production at Warner Bros. Television-based John Wells Prods.
Universal has made a preemptive buy of "Wally & Pepper," a script by first-time scribe Herb Ratner, for Gary Ross and Jane Sindell's Larger Than Life Prods.
London-based Winchester Films has picked up three U.S. indie pics for worldwide sale: Nick Searcy's "Paradise Falls," Laurence O'Neill's "Throwing Down" and John Shea's "Southie."