U Intl., a Japanese commercial production company, has begun filming "The Hotel," a Japanese TV drama, in Honolulu. This is the first time in the show's nine-year history that it will film an entire…
"Central Station," a modestly budgeted Brazilian road movie, ran off with two of the top prizes at the 48th Berlin Intl. Film Festival.
Cinar Films of Montreal announced Friday that its revenue increased 62% and its net earnings surged 52% for the year ended Nov. 30, 1997.
Michael J. Shapiro has been named a special segment producer for the 70th annual Oscarcast, marking his sixth consecutive year in the post.
Spurred by a large audience that tuned in for CBS' Olympics coverage, the network's "Late Show With David Letterman" finished in a virtual dead heat with NBC's "Tonight Show With Jay Leno" for the…
Lakeshore Entertainment has bought a spec script from screenwriter Richard Hatem, who co-wrote "Under Siege II," for a price said to be in the mid-six figures.
Helen Hunt, whose performance in "As Good As It Gets" won her a Golden Globe as well as an Oscar nomination for best actress, has been named 1998 ShoWest Actress of the Year. She will receive the…
Miguel A. Nunez Jr., star of UPN's sitcom "Sparks," has inked to play a major role in "Life," Universal's prison-break comedy toplining Eddie Murphy and Martin Lawrence.
Despite ribbing from CBS prexy Leslie Moonves, Fox Entertainment president Peter Roth said he has no misgivings about programming violent specials like "World's Scariest Police Chases."
Warner Bros. has hired Takashi Bufford ("Booty Call") to script a comedy with the working title "Black to the Future," about two gangsta rappers who travel back through time, visiting significant…
Tim Smyth and Rand Angel of Broken Glass Prods. have begun production on "Do You Wanna Funk," a documentary tribute to the late disco recording artist Sylvester.