After he finishes Paramount Pictures' $50 million update of "Shaft," director John Singleton will return to his filmmaking roots with the urban drama "Baby Boy."
The European Union cleared financing Wednesday for German pubcaster specialist channels from licensing fees, rejecting a claim made by the private stations' umbrella organization, the VPRT. The EU…
Sony's putting family first. Diving into the already crowded animation pool, Sony Pictures Entertainment has tapped Columbia TriStar TV kidvid chief Sander Schwartz to head a new children's…
Freedom Film Festival 1999 kicked off Thursday with Valery Todorovsky's "Land of the Deaf" from Russia. The freewheeling tale set in Moscow's crime underworld received the international jury prize in…
Sixteen films from 1998 that topped $100 million in domestic ticket sales were honored at Thursday's Gold Reel Awards, sponsored by ACNielsen EDI and Daily Variety.
Penelope Cruz has been cast to star opposite Matt Damon in Miramax/Columbia's "All the Pretty Horses," to be directed by Billy Bob Thornton and based on a novel by Cormac McCarthy. In the film, to…
Steve Kloves will script for DreamWorks the Americanized remake of the hit French film "Le Diner de Cons," which Francis Veber will direct and Lauren Shuler-Donner will produce.
Cablevision Systems' strategy to dominate New York's entertainment industry received a major blow Thursday when the New York Yankees announced they will merge with the New Jersey Nets.
In a move that's kicked succession speculation into overdrive at the Mouse House, Bob Iger was upped to chairman of the ABC Group and president of Walt Disney Intl. on Thursday, while ESPN/ABC Sports…
The WB Network has added 750,000 more cable homes to its potential audience in markets below the top 100.
Larry Kasanoff's Threshold Entertainment and Mark Damon's Behaviour Worldwide have pacted to finance and distribute a slate of eight pics based on some of the world's bestselling videogames.