Tim C. Warner, prexy of the Cinemark Intl. theater chain, will be honored in March as ShoWest 2000's Intl. Exhibitor of the Year, confab organizers announced Monday.
Arista Records has tapped Interscope VP Laura Swanson for veep of publicity.
Two years after Barbara Dixon came to Hollywood from Washington, leaving a post as vice president of the Motion Picture Assn. of America to become senior veep of publicity at the Columbia TriStar…
Beau Flynn's Bandeira Entertainment has secured a two-year extension to their first-look, non-exclusive deal with DreamWorks SKG.
Columbia Pictures has acquired the college thriller "I Would Die for You" from first-time scribes Markus Redmond and Ivy Williams.
Gotham-based telco WinStar Communications announced plans Monday to invest $50 million in Wam!net, a business-to-business Internet-protocol network specializing in high-speed production services.
German media giant the Kirch Group confirmed Monday that talks are under way with Saudi investor Prince Al Waalid to take a stake in Kirch Pay TV. This week's issue of news mag Der Spiegel reported…
For the indies, 1999 held a mixed bag of surprises. Despite "The Blair Witch Project's" astonishing $142 million domestic gross, the year was actually crunch time: overall independent film box office…
Dennis Davidson's DDA recently slashed its staff, but DDA MediaTek, the 2-year-old corporate consulting and media relations affiliate specializing in new technology, is expanding while allying itself…
Jane Horrocks ("Little Voice"), Catherine McCormack and Ian Hart are set to star in "Born Romantic," the second feature by writer-director David Kane.
Finally some good news for less-than-critically-praised pics such as "Body Shots," "Baby Geniuses" and "Lake Placid": They're among the 244 releases in 1999 deemed eligible for the best picture Oscar.