Jon Favreau will venture onto the football field for his next project, the WB comedy “The Replacements.” Favreau will join Keanu Reeves and Gene Hackman in the pic about a ragtag team of civilians…
Team Entertainment, an L.A.-based producer/distribber, has snapped up the rights to Stephen Fox's novel about the internment of Italian Americans during WWII, "Unknown Entrapment," and will produce a…
GERMANY Albert Wiederspiel has been appointed general manager of the theatrical division of Universal Pictures Germany. Wiederspiel will remain director of marketing. Until a successor to the current…
Twentieth Century Fox has blocked plans by leading U.K. cinema chains for nonstop, 24-hour screenings of "Star Wars: Episode I -- The Phantom Menace."
John Malone's Encore pay TV network, which is trying to transform itself from a minipay to a full-fledged premium channel, has commissioned an hourlong biodocu from Universal TV, "Dial 'H' for…
The MGM Grand Hotel/Casino in Las Vegas has settled on a rep to find a name for its arena.
The U.K. government has called for a harmonization of threatrical release dates for blockbuster movies to help combat video piracy.
A pair of casting moves fills the roles and costumes equally well, as 20th Century Fox is close to a deal with Halle Berry to star as Storm and has inked Rebecca Romijn-Stamos to take on Mystique in…
The syndie strip "Access Hollywood" is getting a summer facelift, adding Shaun Robinson as a weekend co-host and tapping Chris Fahey as the show's Gotham bureau chief.
Broadband services may be the future of the Internet -- they are expected to reach a critical mass of 20 million subscribers by 2002 -- but exactly what kind of content will appear on the high-speed…
British film producer John Woolf, who brought "The African Queen" and "Oliver!" to the silver screen, died Monday in his London home of unreported causes. He was 86.