In the calm before "The Perfect Storm," Sony took in $5 million on Wednesday from its summer tentpole "The Patriot." Bow for the Mel Gibson starrer is far from revolutionary, but $5 million has to be…
Stephen L. Kabler has been promoted to senior VP of business affairs and general counsel, and Paul Durbin has been upped to veepee of research and editorial at National Geographic Channel Intl. Both…
Fletch, the flip shamus of Gregory McDonald's comic mystery series, has found a new home at Miramax, and a new patron saint in Kevin Smith.
Producing partners George Clooney and Steven Soderbergh are set to produce "The Jacket," a Mandalay film that was scripted and will be directed by Marc Rocco and distributed domestically by Paramount.
Tom Snyder Prods., home to the recently defunct animated series "Dr. Katz: Professional Therapist" and Saturday morning kids' show "Science Court," announced a deal Thursday with CartoonNetwork.com…
Richard Dreyfuss, star of the upcoming mobster comedy "The Crew," will be presented with the Hollywood lifetime achievement award of the fourth annual Hollywood Film Festival.
Timothy A. Boggs, a senior VP with Time Warner's Washington, D.C., office, resigned last week, marking TW's first major defection since agreeing in January to a tie-up with America Online.
Next to European Cup soccer (Amsterdam is the host city to the semi finals on Saturday), digital cinema is the hot topic du jour at exhib confab Cinema Expo 2000. European cinema operators have…
Feature film producer Elizabeth Stephen has joined Mandalay Television Pictures to head the division. Stephen replaces Tom Patricia, who recently joined Artists Television Group.
The waters off "Survivor" island cooled by a degree or two this week, but the CBS series continues to rate as a scorcher on the Nielsen thermometer -- especially in its final half-hour. Huge gains in…
Foreign companies seeking to crack China's market are well advised to produce movies that are tailor-made to local taste. "A lot of people think once China joins the WTO, everything is going to…