Theater-equipment manufacturer Ballantyne of Omaha Inc. suffered a 23% drop in net profits to $1.4 million in the second quarter, to June 30, it said Friday, as the Asian economic slowdown and…
In a highly unusual move, the 1998 Toronto Intl. Film Festival has invited the director's cut of Radha Bharadwaj's Christian Slater starrer "Basil" to screen after it was yanked from last year's fest…
Following New Line Cinema's success with a state-of-the-art "Gone With the Wind," Warner Bros. on Christmas Day will release theatrically another one of its Technicolor library classics -- "The…
A record-breaking international preem by "Armageddon" plus good-to-great bows by "Dr. Dolittle," "Godzilla," "Mulan," "Six Days, Seven Nights" and the "Grease" reissue combined last week to rouse the…
The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences has announced a grant of $50,000 to the Assn. of Moving Image Archivists (AMIA), a trade org concerned with the collection, preservation, and…
HBO has signed Chris Rock to a new three-year exclusive deal covering 13 episodes of his latenight talk/variety half-hour, which kicks off its third season next month, and two standup specials.
Screen Actors Guild board members meeting over the weekend in Los Angeles postponed a decision on whether to recommend to the SAG membership a possible merger with the American Federation of…
Former "Saturday Night Live" cast member Norm Macdonald is in early talks with several Hollywood studios about starring in his own TV sitcom.
Mayor Rudolph Giuliani last week unveiled plans for a $120 million television and film production studio to be built in downtown Manhattan.
FCC Chairman William Kennard will be hosting a roundtable discussion on minority opportunities with several leading broadcasters, including CBS' Mel Karmazin, Clear Channel's Lowry Mays, Jacor's…