Dan Levine, a VP with New Regency, has joined Gotham-based Jersey Shore as a senior VP of production. Levine, who reports to Jersey Shore partner and prexy Jonathan Weisgal, will seek out projects…
Barry Levinson is negotiating to direct "An Everlasting Piece," a comedy to be shot in Ireland this fall about two aspiring hairpiece salesmen. The film will feature an all-Irish cast headed by Barry…
Japan's record market grew by 4% in 1998 as greatest hits albums and a new crop of Japanese artist helped boost sales. The market share of foreign music, however, dropped by 4% as foreign artists…
Canada's public broadcasting system is in disarray as unionized staff went on strike Wednesday after mediated talks between management and unionized technical workers broke down.
Calling Miramax co-chairmen Bob and Harvey Weinstein "the big Jewish uncles I always wanted when I was a poor Latin kid," John Leguizamo has signed a Miramax first-look deal in which he and his…
Fox Lorber Associates has acquired 11 features and two rarely seen short films by Francois Truffaut from Roissy Films of Paris. The theatrical and homevideo distributor plans to release new 35mm…
"To Serve and Protect" has fired blanks for NBC, but the net's regular Thursday lineup and "The '60s, Part 2" kept the Peacock solidly first in the Feb. 8-14 primetime Nielsens week and in the…
The love affair with the dark and gritty continued Friday at the Film Critics Circle of Australia Awards for films released in 1998, at which "The Boys," "The Interview" and "Head On" were tops.
Jennifer Lopez will be a presenter at the Academy Awards, her third appearance on an Oscar telecast. The awards will be presented Sunday, March 21, at the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion in Los Angeles…
Meryl Friedman has been named executive director of the Falcon Theatre, home of Mark Taper's New Work Festival for the past two seasons.