Veteran helmer John Schlesinger is in talks to direct Rupert Everett and Madonna in "The Next Best Thing" for Lakeshore Ent. and Paramount, sources said.
In his address at Fox's spring affiliates' meeting Thursday, Fox Group chairman and CEO Peter Chernin complained about the slow pace of the web-affil talks over sharing costs of Fox's pricey new NFL…
Super-sleuth author Agatha Christie, whose creations include the egg-headed Belgian detective Hercule Poirot, will get a facelift from U.K. leisure and intellectual property group Chorion.
Actor Jamie Kennedy, whose recent roles have included dodging knives as co-star of "Scream" and its sequel, has been tapped for a role in the Frank Oz-helmed comedy "Bofinger's Big Thing" for…
Joss Whedon's new Mutant Enemy, Inc. production company and Fox Animation Studios are developing an animated musical feature film based on the legend of "Dracula," the studio confirmed on Thursday.
Rupert Murdoch's British Sky Broadcasting has increased its stranglehold over pay TV rights to British soccer matches with the signing of a four-year, $73 million deal with the Scottish Premier…
Helmet Voss has been elected 1998-99 president of the Hollywood Foreign Press Assn., the org that sponsors the Golden Globes.
Leveraged buyout group Abry Partners snapped up Cable Michigan Inc. for $435 million in cash Thursday in the latest indication that a new round of consolidation of cable systems is underway.
After starring as Linc in MGM's "The Mod Squad," Omar Epps is linked to lead roles in two new films, and is shopping a script he co-wrote as a possible third.
Four months after its appointment, the new board of Italy's pubcaster RAI announced Thursday the network structure has been revamped and most division heads have been replaced.
Four months after it was first reported -- and subsequently denied -- United Intl. Pictures confirmed Thursday that Peter Rose is joining the international theatrical distribution co-venture June 15…