European TV giant CLT-Ufa has acquired worldwide distribution rights to the $4.5 million French thriller-comedy "Like a Fish Out of Water."
Brady Craine has been upped to the newly created position of senior director of trade events for the American Film Marketing Assn.
Phil Richards, a former makeup artist who worked with such actresses as Rita Hayworth, Ann-Margret and Goldie Hawn, died March 13 of cancer at his home in Palm Springs. He was 69.
Boston-based investment manager Thomas Lee is busy these days: Not only has he teamed up with Mike Ovitz to look at a bid for Polygram Holdings, but he is also one of Michael Milken's partners in a…
Comic filmmakers Peter and Bobby Farrelly have inked a three-year writing, producing and directing deal with 20th Century Fox.
Recording artists would no longer be able to exit contracts as a condition of bankruptcy under an amendment to the bankruptcy code proposed by the Recording Industry Assn. of America.
Elie Samaha's Franchise Pictures has set up a three-pic deal with "Bad Lieutenant" helmer Abel Ferrara that will kick off with the drug-dealer kidnapping drama "Our Christmas."
The stock exchange listing of Silvio Berlusconi's empire Fininvest and the group's MedusaFilm unit is getting nearer, sources close to the media mogul said.
Sid Grossfeld, a longtime CBS-TV staff member, died March 8 of cancer at Encino-Tarzana Hospital. He was 71.
NBC named Joel Cheatwood, who was involved with the Jerry Springer debacle at NBC's WMAQ-TV in Chicago, to the post of VP, daytime development for NBC.