Following months of speculation, Cary Granat, prexy of the Miramax genre arm Dimension Films, has elected to ankle the company. Granat is said to be cobbling together a financial structure for a new…
Abel Ferrara ("Bad Lieutenant") has delivered his newest title, "R-Xmas," to financier StudioCanal. Pic stars "The Sopranos" actors Drea de Matteo and Lillo Brancato along with rapper-thesp Ice-T.
Clear Blue Sky Prods., the independent film production company founded by investor Paul G. Allen, has tapped Bonnie Benjamin-Phariss director of documentary productions. She assumes her post…
Striking union actors and advertisers will return to the bargaining table Oct. 19 to attempt to resolve the acrimonious work stoppage, now entering its 24th week. Negotiators for both sides agreed…
Meet the new Kings of Comedy. "Meet the Parents" struck box-office gold in the first post-Olympics frame with a studio-estimated $29.1 million, as the Robert DeNiro-Ben Stiller yukfest obliterated by…
Not only is "I want my MTV" arguably the most successful branding campaign in the history of cable television but it helped galvanize teens across the U.S. in a united cause.
Jay Wolpert, a one-time producer of gameshows such as "The Price Is Right," is becoming a Disney scribe. The Mouse House is negotiating to hire him to pen an original script inspired by Disneyland…
Days before Paramount syndie action hour "Queen of Swords" is scheduled to debut, a development in Los Angeles Superior Court has threatened to halt the sword-wielding heroine in her tracks.
Facing the rejection of the proposed $20 billion music deal by the European Commission, Warner Music and EMI have called off their marriage -- at least for now. The move has salvaged Time Warner's…
AtomFilms.com has extended its relationship with the USC School of Cinema-Television, inking a deal to exclusively Webcast 25 short films from the school's First Look Film Festival, which ended…
The Sundance Screen-writers' Lab will sponsor a weeklong Central European edition in Prague Nov. 4-9.
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