An advocacy group of show business professionals battling runaway production has scheduled a one-year anniversary event and expects to draw Assembly Speaker Anthony Villaraigosa and as many as 400…
Former Warner Bros. co-chairman and CEO Terry Semel has invested $2 million in Digital Entertainment Network, which Webcasts a slate of original advertiser-supported episodic shows and offers other…
BRAZIL The Weather Channel Latam has signed a distribution agreement with Brazilian cablers group Neo-TV. Neo-TV’s 18 members own a collective 98 cable companies with 700,000 subs. The agreement…
In a year touted as the Year of the Women, female filmmakers won several of the top prizes dispensed by the juries at 2000 Sundance awards ceremonies Saturday night.
Recording Industry Assn. of America prexy Hilary Rosen has joined musicians and their managers in a call for hearings on a provision slipped through Congress late last year that determines when the…
U.K.-based Distant Horizon has acquired South African distribution rights for the feature "Chuck and Buck" at Sundance. Helmed by Miguel Arteta ("Star Maps"), the pic explores the evolving…
Karen Constine, the top aide to Los Angeles City Councilwoman Laura Chick, has been selected by Gov. Gray Davis as the new director of the California Film Commission after the post had been vacant…
Digital video recorder maker ReplayTV has filed plans for a public stock offering that it hopes will raise as much as $150 million.
Tim Burton, who dazzled audiences with "Sleepy Hollow," "Batman" and "Edward Scissorhands," is taking his visuals to the Web, inking a deal with shockwave.com to create a series of animated short…
FROM NATPE The onslaught of dot-com companies on NATPE energized activity, but did not significantly distract traditional TV program sellers away from the task at hand -- chalking up station…
Angelina Jolie, who picked up a third consecutive Golden Globe Sunday night, this time for "Girl, Interrupted," has been named ShoWest's supporting actress of the year.
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