The 20th Century Fox/DreamWorks co-production "Cast Away" continues to stack its deck with Oscar-winners: Helen Hunt ("As Good As It Gets") has signed on to lens a small, possibly unbilled role for…
David Hare's "The Blue Room" and the National Theater's revival of "Oklahoma!" led the balloting in the 1999 Olivier Award nominations announced Thursday. The London theater awards will be given out…
Indie distributor Legacy Releasing has acquired domestic rights to "Clubland," about the Los Angeles rock scene, from producers Glen Ballard and Mimi Polk Gitlin ("Thelma and Louise").
United Talent Agency has hired New York-based agent Sherry Berman to spearhead the syndication, cable and reality-based broadcasting division.
Producer Joel Silver and director Robert Zemeckis have teamed to form Dark Castle Entertainment, a WB-based film company dedicated to producing midbudgeted horror pics.
Miramax Films has acquired worldwide distribution rights to the animated musical fairy tale "The Adventures of Tom Thumb and Thumbelina."
CNN talkmeister Larry King will interview Bill Maher and Martin Short during the Jan. 25 opening general sesh of the National Assn. of TV Program Executives sales confab in New Orleans.
Spyglass Entertainment, the independent producer and distributor run by Roger Birnbaum and Gary Barber, has formally unveiled a $200 million revolving credit facility with Chase Manhattan Bank.
Screen Gems, Sony Pictures Entertainment's new midrange releasing arm, has acquired domestic distribution rights to Lakeshore Entertainment's feature "Arlington Road."
With more people at home to watch TV, "Donny & Marie" and other fledgling syndie yakkers enjoyed a Nielsen bounce during the Christmas-New Year's holiday period, according to Nielsen's syndie ratings…