In an address to NATPE delegates Thursday, Fox Television chairman and chief ex-ecutive officer Chase Carey criticized the broadcast industry for not recognizing and adapting to changes in the…
Aussie helmer Stephan Elliott ("The Adventures of Priscilla, Queen of the Desert") has inked with Mark Damon's MDP Worldwide to direct "Eye of the Beholder."
Disney/ABC Intl. TV has closed a $15 million output deal with Brazilian broadcaster SBT, a well-placed source said.
Former Fine Line Features prexy Ira Deutchman will team up with "Smoke" producers Pe-ter Newman and Greg Johnson when his two-year, first-look deal with New Line Cinema expires Feb. 1.
Speakers lined up for the Jan. 22-24 25th anni meet of the North American Broadcasters Assn. include Federal Communications Commission international bureau chief Don Gips, European Broadcasting Union…
Michael Rooker, who just wrapped "Liars" opposite Tim Roth, has signed to join Chow Yun-Fat and Mira Sorvino in "Replacement Killers" for Columbia Pictures, sources said.
1. Independence Day (Fox) 306,155,579 2. Twister (WB) 241,721,524 3. Mission: Impossible (Par) 180,981,866
Kerry Packer's Publishing & Broadcasting Ltd. has inked a deal to acquire 10% of Sydney Harbor Casino from U.S.-based Showboat Inc., which had a 25% stake in the venture, for A$101.7 million ($79.6…
News Corp. chairman Rupert Murdoch left the door ajar for a News Corp. bid for control of the L.A. Dodgers Thursday, saying he was "hesitating" about whether to pursue the team.
Ten to Watch, Directors - 1997
WES ANDERSON In the independent film world, Wes Anderson is a rarity. On the basis of a short that screened at the Sundance Film Festival in 1993, Columbia Pictures ultimately put up $6 million for…