Jour de Fete Films, which recently was founded by former Strand Releasing co-president Mike Thomas and former Strand exec Dan Castle, has made its first acquisition, snagging North American…
Jon Bon Jovi, Melissa Etheridge, Richie Sambora and Brian McKnight are among the performers set to honor Jim Caparro, prexy/CEO of Polygram Group Distribution, who has been named the 1998…
Film distributors in Canada have reacted angrily to a controversial decision by Canuck regulator the Canadian Radio-Television and Telecommunications Commission to allow new direct-to-home…
When "Titanic" received a record-tying 14 Oscar nominations last month, it seemed like this year's contest was destined to be a one-boat race. But some skeptics in Hollywood think anything that big…
New Regency has picked up an untitled crime thriller pitch developed by producer Cathleen Summers, Italian helmer Carlo Carlei and scribe Dennis Cooley.
In an usual move, publicists for Sony Music released a statement late Wednesday saying the company had terminated "discussions to bring Andre Harrell and Harrell Entertainment to Epic Records Group."
Emmy-winning director Michael Lembeck is set to direct the romantic comedy "Knees of a Cellist" for Village Roadshow Pictures and Dustin Hoffman's Punch 21 Prods.
The force was with "Star Wars" and "Gone With the Wind" in syndie airings over the past six weeks. The Nielsen syndie ratings report issued Wednesday shows the classic pics scored high ratings during…
October Films has acquired U.S. rights to Intermedia Films' drama "Hilary and Jackie," starring Emily Watson ("The Boxer").
At least one company in Europe outside France looks to make a success out of digital TV. Giant Spanish film and TV conglom Sogecable has just announced a profit for 1997 -- despite the vast cost of…
Stephen Schiff, who penned the screenplays for "Lolita" and "Deep End of the Ocean," has inked to adapt David McClintock's drug cartel book "Swordfish" for 20th Century Fox, with Sonnenfeld/Josephson…