Veteran U.K.-based sales company Vine Intl. Pictures will team on a four-pic slate with L.A. and Toronto-based production shingle Omega Pictures Intl. The aim is to tap a wealth of European and U.S…
Jim Carrey will be a presenter at the Academy Awards. This will be his third appearance on an Oscar telecast.
Increased depreciation, amortization and interest costs, as well as some currency glitches, caused Oz-based global exhibitor Hoyts Cinemas to post flat results for the half-year ended Dec. 31.
"Death of a Salesman" is slaying sales records on Broadway. The Brian Dennehy starrer has set a new record for the largest advance in the history of Broadway plays, with $3.1 million, and continues…
Todd Calvin has joined Palm Avenue Pictures as president of production.
The shakeout in the satellite TV industry is about to take a new twist, with EchoStar Communications Corp. expected to counterbid against industry leader DirecTV for at least part of PrimeStar Inc.'s…
After he finishes Paramount Pictures' $50 million update of "Shaft," director John Singleton will return to his filmmaking roots with the urban drama "Baby Boy."
The European Union cleared financing Wednesday for German pubcaster specialist channels from licensing fees, rejecting a claim made by the private stations' umbrella organization, the VPRT. The EU…
Sony's putting family first. Diving into the already crowded animation pool, Sony Pictures Entertainment has tapped Columbia TriStar TV kidvid chief Sander Schwartz to head a new children's…
Freedom Film Festival 1999 kicked off Thursday with Valery Todorovsky's "Land of the Deaf" from Russia. The freewheeling tale set in Moscow's crime underworld received the international jury prize in…
Sixteen films from 1998 that topped $100 million in domestic ticket sales were honored at Thursday's Gold Reel Awards, sponsored by ACNielsen EDI and Daily Variety.