The high-profile failure of "Fantasy Island" hasn't soured ABC on the notion of working with big-name film talent -- though the cost of such deals may make the web think twice about committing to…
SPECIAL REPORTAfter building up a slate of firstrun syndie skeins over the past five years, the Lion returned to the network series business in 1998 with the spinoff of "The Magnificent Seven" on CBS.
Barry Diller's offer for October Films expired Monday, following the failure of the indie's minority shareholders to agree to his terms.
Reiterating its focus on independent filmmakers, the upcoming Hollywood Film Festival set for Aug. 5-10 will introduce a market for movies that are still works-in-progress.
Networks would be able to boost the national coverage of their owned stations to 50% and the FCC would need a super-majority to impose any new regulatory burdens on broadcasters, under a bill drafted…
Ridley and Tony Scott's Scott Free Prods. has optioned Robert Humphrey Jyde's 1998 Nicholl Fellowship winning script "Jelly Babies," for a low- against mid-six figures.
Twentieth Century Fox's "The Thin Red Line" kept the enemy at bay in its third week on top of the exclusives roster. Terrence Malick's World War II epic conquered $181,663 in eight sorties on both…
Good-to-grand debuts by "Enemy of the State" in eight markets and a full-throated foreign preem in the U.K. by the Oscar-fancied "Little Voice" put some steel into a generally flaccid frame last…
Yelena Garofolo has been upped to senior veep of corporate marketing and advertising for Warner Bros., where she'll oversee marketing efforts for WB's syndie arm and Warner Bros. TV Animation, among…
NABET on Monday agreed to a key ABC demand, signaling a "major step" toward resolution of the 11-week lockout, according to one web rep. In a significant shift in position, John Krieger, chief…
In what is believed to be the largest such policy ever written for an independently financed film, International Film Guarantors has inked a completion bond for Beacon Pictures' $100 million Arnold…