In a long-awaited announcement, Paramount Pictures has confirmed the creation of a specialty film division to be headed by Ruth Vitale and David Dinerstein.
In exchange for NBC affiliates' helping the network pay the tab on the $13-million-an-episode "ER," stations could get an additional 30-second local spot in "ER" in addition to 90 seconds in another…
Showing further signs of ambition, German distribution house Kinowelt has picked up two new Summit titles: Gregg Araki's "Splendor" and Roger Kumble's "Cruel Inventions."
European Union TV companies and advertisers are up in arms about plans for a pan-European television convention, which they believe will restrict their freedom to broadcast programs and ads in non-EU…
It's getting better all the time. Jackie Goldberg, a former schoolteacher who now sits on the Los Angeles City Council, wagged a finger at Hollywood a year ago and declared the run-down district…
Matthew Perry is in talks to topline the Outlaw Prods./Warner Bros. comedy "Three to Tango," according to sources close to the project.
The Writers Guild of America will hold informational meetings Tuesday and Thursday in New York and Los Angeles for members interested in upcoming contract talks.
October Films Intl. has nabbed U.S., Canada, Australia and New Zealand rights to Mike Leigh's untitled film about operetta kingpins Gilbert & Sullivan, which is budgeted in the $20 million range.
Already the all-time worldwide B.O. champ after dethroning "Jurassic Park," the leviathan "Titanic" is poised to seize the mantle of highest-grossing film outside North America from the previously…
Brillstein-Grey Entertainment has optioned the film rights to "Unreasonable Men," a 47-page nonfiction book proposal by Elizabeth Weil about a motley band of commercial space flight pioneers.
EXCLUSIVEAfter nearly three years and numerous changes in director, producer, script and possible star, the New Line Cinema feature project "Legalese" is being salvaged instead as a TNT made-for-TV…