Bill Mechanic, chairman and CEO of Fox Filmed Entertainment, will be the keynote speaker today at the 1997 USC School of Cinema-Television commencement.
Laura Ziffren, who has worked on the soundtracks to such films as "William Shakespeare's Romeo & Juliet" and the upcoming "Picture Perfect," has been upped to vice president of Fox Music.
Motion Picture Assn. chairman and CEO Jack Valenti will hold talks with Russian government officials in Cannes about the continued piracy problem.
Domestic Film DAILY
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Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles1Daily:$7.6M Cumulative:$79.8M Paramount Pictures 13.49%
Guardians of the Galaxy
Guardians of the Galaxy2Daily:$6.6M Cumulative:$188.5M Disney 23.68%
Into the Storm
Into the Storm3Daily:$2.1M Cumulative:$21.1M Warner Brothers / New Line 21.06%
Fox Broadcasting has upped Blair McCoy from director to vice president of print advertising, special projects and online entertainment.
NBC's J.J. Jamieson is ankling his post as director of miniseries and motion pictures for television to become president of Avenue Pictures Television.
October Films has agreed to finance and distribute worldwide Open City Films' "Three Seasons," the feature debut of 24-year-old Vietnam native Tony Bui.
Miramax Films has picked up U.S., English-Canadian and Brazilian distribution rights to Agnes Merlet's "Artemesia."
Talkshow host Jerry Springer resigned Thursday from his controversial four-day stint as a commentator for WMAQ Chicago.
France is taking steps to boost cross-border film projects between Gallic producers and their Italian and British counterparts.
Deana Elwell has been named executive VP of the newly formed Polygram Television, responsible for the day-to-day operations of the company and overseeing all divisions including finance…