Members of the Writers Guild of America have at last approved a new contract with producers, ending months of doubt over the guild's ability to pull its troops into line.
Asia's misery may be Eastern Europe's gain. In the wake of the meltdown of the Asia media markets and U.S. intervention to stave off a collapse of the Japanese yen, program sellers are turning their…
Actress Joely Fisher has been tapped to star in a new Touchstone TV midseason pilot for ABC called "In the Loop."
"Inferno," produced by and starring Jean-Claude Van Damme, has begun principal photography. Filming is taking place in the Mojave Desert area over an eight-week period. Van Damme plays a drifter with…
New Line has paid a $1.1 million against $1.5 million sum for screen rights to "Henry's List of Wrongs," a first novel by John Scott Shepherd. The novel, a story of redemption and romance, will be…
UIP's "Deep Impact" looks set to become the next member of the $100 million club after weekend dates in Oz, Singapore and Japan.
United Artists has purchased an original pitch from writer/director Howard Franklin titled "Anti-Trust," a paranoid thriller set amid the high-tech corporate world of Silicon Valley. The deal was in…
Andrew Niccol began writing the screenplay of "The Truman Show" at least a year before Mark Dunn's "Frank's Life" was first staged in New York, according to documents shown to Daily Variety.
Liam Neeson and Emily Watson are in serious talks to star in "Angela's Ashes," the Paramount/Polygram adaptation of Frank McCourt's Pulitzer Prize-winning memoirs, sources said.
Lew Chudd, founder and president of Imperial Records, the indie record label that launched the career of Fats Domino, died Tuesday of heart failure in Los Angeles. He was 86. A native of Toronto…