Good Machine Intl. has acquired worldwide sales rights to Joan Chen's directorial debut "Xiu Xiu, the Sent Down Girl," which makes its world premiere Feb. 19 in competition at the Berlin Film…
Arguably the biggest surprises among Tuesday's Oscar noms came in the directing category, where Atom Egoyan was tapped for "The Sweet Hereafter," while DGA nominees James L. Brooks -- whose "As Good…
Prudential Securities became the latest Wall Street firm to jump into the "Bowie bonds" business, announcing Monday a joint venture with former EMI/Capitol Music Group chairman Charles Koppelman to…
TV production and distribution entity Porchlight Entertainment has formed a movie division, Porchlight Pictures, to finance and distribute approximately four family-orientated titles per year.
A streamlined "Titanic" is definite, a no-frills "Capeman" is possible and the fleeting "Triumph of Love" waits in the wings as Broadway producers look to the road for gold. Even those tenacious…
NBC affiliates are open to the idea of giving back some ad time to the network to help pay for the $13 million-an-episode "ER," affiliate board members indicated Monday.
Though he claimed jet-lag and hoarseness after flying into Gotham from the Moscow premiere of "Titanic," James Cameron sounded decidedly (if unsurprisingly) chipper.
Moviegoing in Malaysia may become a hassle-free activity with the introduction of NETicket. The new technology enables moviegoers to buy tickets from kiosks located at specific areas, saving them the…
Feature film director Mick Jackson ("Volcano") has inked a deal to direct a 20th Century Fox drama pilot for ABC.
A $49 million weekend for Fox's "Titanic" saw the unsinkable pic sail past its domestic tally to a foreign cume $366 million, while "Anastasia," "Flubber," "Starship Troopers" and "As Good As It…
At least one TV station in L.A. appears to have figured out how to effectively counterprogram CBS' coverage of the Winter Olympic Games: Ply the audience with soap operas.