A federal appeals court ruled that ex-shareholders who claim they got shortchanged in Matsushita Electric Industrial Co.'s $6.9 billion takeover of MCA Inc. can sue for more than $1.4 billion in…
The case by Lester Persky Prods. against Faye Dunaway, Terrence McNally and Robert Whitehead is scheduled to go to trial Feb. 4 before a jury in L.A. Superior Court, according to a ruling last week…
Author Russell Banks is getting an even closer look from filmmakers, following critical plaudits for Atom Egoyan's adaptation of his novel "The Sweet Hereafter" --- winner of the grand prize at this…
Veteran character actor Bob Balaban has joined the cast of TriStar Pictures' comedy-drama "Jakob the Liar," starring Robin Williams.
The Coca-Cola Co. has struck a deal with Sega GameWorks, the arcade chain, to position its Surge soft drink as GameWorks' official drink.
In an effort to explore how the industry can curb the recent increase of onscreen smoking, the leaders of the DGA, SAG and WGAW plan to testify at a California Senate hearing today at the Screen…
NBC Asia and Taipei-based Eastern Television have signed an agreement that will make ET's affiliate, Eastern Multimedia, the exclusive Taiwan distributor for the CNBC and NBC channels.
Despite deep financial woes involved in its move to a new theater, East West Players has announced a five-play season opening in January at its new home at the Union Center for the Arts in downtown…
Fans of "Ben Hur," "Spartacus" and other Roman Empire epics in which chariots race, slaves sweat and lions snack on Christians, will get their chance to relive the gore and the glory at Roma Vetus…
New films sputtered, but holdover fare remained unusually strong at the weekend box office, leading the frame to climb 16% ahead of the comparable weekend of 1996.
HBO NYC Prods. has acquired film rights to the Ernest J. Gaines bestselling novel "A Lesson Before Dying," with Ted Demme and Joel Stillerman's Spanky Pictures and Ellen M. Klass' EMK Prods…