FROM MIPCOMCANNES — Riding a successful wave of German telecasts in recent years, Saban Intl. execs announced a co-production agreement with ZDF Enterprises. Under the terms of the deal, ZDF would…
The not-for-profit WPA Theater has two new shows running in commercial production. Ho-hum.
Warner Bros. TV has named Susan Rovner director of drama development and Christopher Lisotta manager of the department. Also, director of drama development Len Goldstein has extended his contract…
MGM's motto is "Ars Gratia Artis." Mickey Mouse and his pals live in the Wonderful World of Disney. But the guiding axiom of ambitious indie purveyor the Shooting Gallery could be the classic…
The 36% plunge in Seagram Co.'s stock price over the past three months has robbed Philips Electronics NV of about $750 million from the sale of its 75% stake in Polygram Holdings, now due to close in…
The 34th Chicago Intl. Film Festival opens tonight with the U.S. premiere of "Little Voice," a tale of a woman who escapes a painful home life through song. Starring Jane Horrocks, Brenda Blethyn and…
FROM MIPCOMCanal Plus chairman Pierre Lescure was the star of Mipcom on Wednesday as he basked in the spotlight of being named Personality of the Year for the 1998 event.
When the Actors Collective was preparing to stage its production of "Perfect Crime," the troupe took its set from the trash dumpster of Circle Rep, which had just completed its run of "The Musical…
Columbia Pictures, on the prowl for more "mature" films, has inked New York-based indie producers Sarah Green and Maggie Renzi to a three-year, first-look deal.
They may be 3,000 miles from Hollywood, but Gotham-based casting directors who work on independent films are finding Hollywood's bottom-line mentality increasingly pervasive.