New Line made an outright buy of the Chris Gilson novel "Crazy for Cornelia" for a mid- to high-six figure sum, sources said. The screen sale went down a day after Warner Books preempted the…
Sydney Poitier, the young acting progeny of Sidney Poitier, is in final negotiations to join the cast of Clint Eastwood's "True Crime" for Warner Bros.
German students will have the opportunity to present their short films to international audiences at this year's Cannes Intl. Film Festival (May 13-24).
Film Four Ltd., Channel 4's new stand-alone film company, is seeking a "selective strategic relationship" with a U.S. distributor, and has signed up with International Creative Management to conduct…
DirecTV scored its best quarter ever, racking up 400,000 new subscribers from October through December 1997, and EchoStar's subscriber additions jumped 25% in the first quarter of 1998.
In a move designed to bring uniformity and fairness to voting procedures across the country, members of the Writers Guild of America have voted overwhelmingly to establish simple majorities as the…
Ken Page, a longtime TV exec who was well known in the global TV distribution community, died April 6 of cancer in Toronto. He was 69.
Television programming continues to be dominated by violence and the amount of violent programming in primetime has steadily increased during the past three years, a cable industry-sponsored study…
Peter Samuelson's Washington address is Houston, Texas.
Blue-collar auteur Michael Moore has inked a three-series production pact with the U.K.'s Channel 4.
Leeza Gibbons has been tapped as host of next month's Daytime Emmy Awards kudocast.