In an almost inevitable bonding of Spain's top upscale players, leading indie distributor Alta Films has signed an output deal with terrestrial paybox Canal Plus and digital operator CanalSatelite…
Trimark Pictures has acquired worldwide rights to the psychological thriller "Cube," the feature directorial debut of Vincenzo Natali.
The Kennedy Center has donated $132,500 to three new plays and the theaters that will present them in the latest round of grants from its Fund for New American Plays.
For only the second time in its 15-year existence, the Intl. Documentary Assn. has issued an Amicus Award, the org's highest honor --- and this one goes to Steven Spielberg.
The National Assn. for the Advancement of Colored People is accepting submissions for nominations for the 29th NAACP Image Awards, set for broadcast in February. Deadline is Oct. 31, and the…
"Zorro" is slashing its way into summer 1998. In the latest studio scheduling parry, Sony has thrust its Antonio Banderas-Anthony Hopkins swashbuckler "The Mask of Zorro" from the pic's original…
Time Warner's WB and Viacom's UPN are struggling weblets, putting as yet only a small dent in the Nielsen ratings of the Big Four.
Jessica Steen, last seen smooching with Michael Richards in "Trial and Error," has joined the cast of Touchstone's "Armageddon," which started shooting this week in L.A.
Bill Bellamy, the comedian, film actor and MTV personality, has inked a deal with Universal Television to star in a comedy series being developed for him. No network is yet attached to the project.
"NYPD Blue" reruns and "Honey, I Shrunk the Kids: The TV Show" led the first wave of action hours and other syndie weeklies premiering last month.
Australia's Beyond Films has nabbed worldwide rights, excluding Canada, to "Heart of the Sun," a romance set during the Great Depression and currently shooting in Edmonton, Alberta.