ABC is in talks with actor Malcolm McDowell to star as the lead character in its remake of "Fantasy Island."
With attendance up 40% over last year's debut event, TV market Sportel America can already lay claim to being an essential port of call on the itinerary of global sports rights traders.
In a CAA-brokered deal, Miramax Films has boarded Intermedia Films' comedy "Blow Dry," which is being scripted by Simon Beaufoy ("The Full Monty").
In a breakthrough for its TV division, Aussie producer-distribber Southern Star on Wednesday unveiled a joint venture with Bryan Brown's NewTown Films to produce a series of movies for U.S. pay TV…
Will fans still tune in to Fox's long-running animated hit "The Simpsons" if the characters' voices change next season? Twentieth Century Fox TV is preparing for just that possibility if a deal with…
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."