German post-production house Das Werk saw a nearly 75% increase in revenues in 1999 to DM74.2 million ($37 million) on the back of robust growth in film production and rights sales. The two divisions…
Roy E. Disney is scheduled to make a rare keynote speech May 18 at the annual meeting of the Large-Format Cinema Assn.
Academy Award winner James Coburn has signed to star opposite Rob Lowe in "Proximity" for Joel Silver's Zinc Pictures.
Ticketing service giant Ticketmaster has expanded its international distribution capabilities with the acquisition of Quebec-based ticketer Admission Network, which also provides ticketing services…
The saga over Olivier Barrot's departure as artistic adviser to the Cannes Intl. Film Festival took a fresh turn Tuesday with Barrot claiming that he was "brutally and unilaterally" sacked.
Odie Donald has been tapped prexy of DirecTV Enterprises, replacing Eddy Hartenstein, who was upped to global chairman earlier this year. Donald, who most recently was an exec at Cable & Wireless…
After a 40-year absence from the small screen, Sidney Lumet will return to television with an original drama series for A&E.
A legal spat is brewing between Endemol Entertainment and Kerry Packer's Nine Network over allegations that the Australian web is broadcasting a copycat version of Endemol's "Ground Force," which is…
A federal judge in Los Angeles has thrown out a lawsuit filed by director Tony Kaye against New Line Cinema and the Directors Guild of America over their refusal to remove Kaye's name from "American…
NBC Sports commentator Ahmad Rashad will join Paramount's syndicated strip "Real TV" as host, beginning this fall with the show's fifth season. The move was expected (Daily Variety, April 17). Rashad…
The Drama League, a Gotham-based association dedicated to fostering the American theater, has announced the nominees for its annual awards. Org gives nods in three competitive categories: play…
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