Miramax Films has acquired a newspaper story that will be adapted for the screen by Brent Briscoe and Mark Fauser as "The Hillbilly Heist."
Turner Broadcasting System Europe has appointed six in-country and regional managing directors, the next stage in localizing its international operations. There are four more appointments to come.
Nearly seven months after the launch of the family friendly Pax TV weblet, parent company Paxson Communications is feeling the pinch of startup losses. To stem the flow of red ink, the company is…
Panavision Inc. lost $305,000 in the December quarter, it said Wednesday, compared with a $5.5 million profit a year earlier, as a result of higher interest expense.
Writer/director Michael Cristofer and producer Denise Di Novi will twirl together in a feature adaptation of Cornell Woolrich's classic suspense novel "Waltz into Darkness."
E! Entertainment has promoted Jon Helmrich to the top spot in its growing international division. His new title is senior VP, Intl. Development, and he will report to E! exec VP Mark Feldman.
A group of prominent Brits are petitioning Universal to formally acknowledge that its World War II pic "U-571" is a falsification of history.
Dimension Films, looking to brand itself as strongly in the teen business as it has in horror, has agreed to finance and distribute "Getting Over Allison," a script from R. Lee Fleming Jr., writer of…
Gallic pay TV group Canal Plus is negotiating a deal regarding Italy's dominant pay TV operator, Telepiu, with Italy's leading publishing house Rizzoli-Corriere della Sera (RCS), Canal Plus chairman…
Producer Cary Woods ("Kids") has wrapped principal photography in Los Angeles on "Buddy Boy," his first production since hanging out his Gotham-based Independent Pictures shingle.
Some 2 million satellite viewers worried about losing their distant network signals got a glimpse of hope Wednesday when the Senate Commerce Committee passed a bill that would grandfather most of…