Beacon Pictures has acquired "In a Dark Wood," a pitch from writers Gregg Chabot and Kevin Peterka. "Wood" is inspired by a book of the same name written by Michael Cadnum, also optioned by Beacon.
Columbia Pictures Worldwide Marketing has tapped Debbie Kreger as VP of market research.
ABC's "Who Wants to Be a Millionaire" continues to amaze, shattering all its previous Nielsen records with a whammo Wednesday edition that amassed the largest audience of any primetime telecast this…
Bertelsmann Music Group prexy and CEO Strauss Zelnick is skedded to provide the keynote address at this year's Variety Interactive Summit, to be held Feb. 2-4 at the Loews San Diego Resort.
Sharon Kahn, a publicist with extensive experience handling indie films and classical music, has been named senior VP of publicity and promotions at Fox Searchlight.
In a display of the Web's growing importance as an educational medium for aspiring entertainment industry professionals, veteran legal and business executives Judith Merians and Bill Josey have…
Who's the hottest movie director in China today? Is it Chen Kaige? Zhang Yimou? Great directors both, but in commercial terms it's Feng Xiaogang, unknown overseas. Feng has emerged from having…
Rainer Koelmel, chairman of German entertainment group Kinowelt Medien, announced Thursday that the company is looking at plans to start its own TV broadcaster.
Bob Dickinson will return for a 13th stint as lighting designer for this year's Oscar telecast, show producers Richard D. Zanuck and Lili Fini Zanuck announced Thursday.
"Unbreakable," M. Night Shyamalan's follow-up to "The Sixth Sense," is scheduled to start shooting April 17 in Philadelphia with Julianne Moore in the leading role.
More German stock coin is being pumped into the North American production industry.