Adam Sandler, who starred in the recent box office hits "The Wedding Singer" and the "Waterboy," will be honored as Comedy Star of the Year at ShoWest '99.
Barry Cox, a former director of the ITV Association, has been appointed deputy chairman of Channel 4. Robin Miller, chairman of magazine publisher EMAP, has also been appointed to the Channel 4 board.
The UCLA Film and Television Archive will screen another installment of its Contemporary Documentary Series Feb. 9 at the school's James Bridges Theatre.
FROM NATPEIndia is poised to open up big time to foreign media investment -- and a number of U.S. players are likely to profit from the change.
The half-century effort to merge the Screen Actors Guild and the American Federation of Television & Radio Artists has failed. Voters at SAG defeated a referendum on the merger by 52% to 46%…
Disney has collared the writing team of Kristen Buckley and Brian Regan to script "102 Dalmatians," a sequel to the hit 1996 pooch pic "101 Dalmatians" that starred Glenn Close and Jeff Daniels. John…
Intermedia Films has signed an output deal for its entire slate with Svensk Filmindustri in Scandinavia.
The Museum of Television & Radio's 16th annual William S. Paley Television Festival, which runs March 2-16, will open with the rare Frank Sinatra television special, "This Is Sinatra!"
Sony Pictures Entertainment Digital Studios Division has upped Mike McGillivary to VP and controller, post-production and high-definition facilities.
A mysterious Saudi prince, advised by a mix of longtime Hollywood execs and controversial characters, is close to a deal to buy most of Polygram Filmed Entertainment's remaining assets from Seagram…
Walt Disney Pictures' "A Bug's Life" will be among the vids hitting store shelves as part of the studio's upcoming sell-through slate that boasts new releases and reissues.