Climbing into the cinematic ring from which Robert De Niro and Sylvester Stallone emerged victorious, "Swingers" star Jon Favreau is in final talks to play pugilist Rocky Marciano in MGM's biopic…
Hicks Muse Tate & Furst Inc. agreed Wednesday to pay $850 million to buy No. 2 exhib United Artists Theater Circuit, giving the Dallas leveraged buyout firm the "platform" it wanted to consolidate…
Wall Street gave Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Inc. a weak reception when the Lion stock began trading on the New York Stock Exchange Thursday, with MGM stock trading most of the day below its $20 offering…
Shooting has been postponed until February on a $7.5 million Irish black comedy called "Mattie," due to commence Nov. 3.
One-time gains on sales of overseas operations helped United Artists Theater Circuit Inc.'s parent company post a third-quarter net profit of $3.3 million, compared with a loss of $2.1 million a year…
The International Channel will give its U.S. viewers blocks of Star TV's Channel V Asian music programming beginning in January.
Warner Bros.' Telepictures Distribution is re-establishing its bond with "Love Connection" and taking a chance on "Change of Heart."
When Lowell (Bud) Paxson, chairman of Paxson Communications, announces the details of his seventh broadcast network made up of family-oriented-series reruns on Nov. 18, his TV stations, which now…
Debbie Allen has inked to direct a Children's Television Workshop-produced half-hour special examining the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. that's skedded for a Feb. 7 premiere on the Disney…
Smashing the giant guitar at the Las Vegas Hard Rock Hotel, creating an elephant that behaves like a dog, invoking a newer, buffer Mighty Joe Young -- it's all in a day's work for Dream Quest Images.
After three months in the latenight trenches, freshman syndie strips "Vibe" and "The Keenen Ivory Wayans Show" both have ratings to crow about this week.