Brad Pitt will likely topline and Doug McGrath ("Emma") is in early negotiations to helm an updated version of Dostoevsky's "The Gambler" for Mandalay Entertainment. If all goes as planned, Pitt will…
United Cinemas Intl., Paramount and Universal's joint overseas exhibition venture, has officially announced the appointment of former Famous Players prexy Joseph Peixoto as its president and CEO.
In an effort to better coordinate the activities of its various divisions, Paramount Television Group has elevated 17-year studio veteran Steve Goldman to the newly created post of executive VP and…
Bertelsmann AG announced Tuesday that it was "satisfied" with its healthy 1996-97 fiscal year results, but expected even greater profits to be generated soon by its online and entertainment holdings.
Universal Pictures is in serious negotiations with Gary Levinsohn and Mark Gordon's Mutual Film Co. to put together a co-financing deal involving five pictures valued at a total of $350 million…
CBS and Fox both debuted their Sunday night lineups, and CBS predictably took the night in households, while Fox won in the key adults 18-49 demo, according to preliminary national numbers.
Lars Weiss, one of the founding members of national commercial channel TV4 Sweden, is ankling his position as head of programs at year-end.
ABC has ordered a Universal TV comedy pilot starring musician Kirk Franklin and executive produced by "Moesha's" Ralph Farquhar.
Fox Broadcasting on Monday gave up on daytime, abruptly canceling "The Vicki Lawrence Show" just five weeks after it premiered as an attempt to relaunch the struggling "Fox After Breakfast."
Producer Peter Engel has extended his pact with NBC Enterprises, agreeing to a new five-year deal that potentially will add primetime series to his current teen-oriented Saturday morning slate.
Motion Intl. of Montreal has inked a long-term output deal with DreamWorks Pictures to handle all of the new studio's pics in Quebec in both English and French.