In keeping with its habit of shelling out big bucks for talent, Universal Pictures has offered Michelle Yeoh $1 million to star opposite Martin Lawrence in the buddy action/comedy "Confucius Brown,"…
Signaling a move toward becoming a bigger force in the music industry while significantly raising its profile with cable viewers, the Box has merged with TCI Music.
Russian authorities appear ready to take major new steps in their fight against piracy fol-lowing meetings Tuesday between Russian Prime Minister Victor Chernomydrin and U.S. reps.
Paramount Pictures and producers Gary Levinsohn and Mark Gordon's Mutual Film Co. have chosen a re-lease date and a new title for their Christian Slater/Morgan Freeman starrer, formerly known as "The…
In the second significant restructuring at MCA Records in as many months, the label is expected to tap Nancy Levin as its new promotion chief.
Vincent D'Onofrio and Salma Hayek have been cast in Cineville's "The Velocity of Gary," an offbeat ro-mantic-comedy love triangle that begins principal photography in New York City in early September.
Senate Commerce Committee chairman John McCain (R-Ariz.) has agreed to block the White House's choice for FCC commissioner if the nominee does not meet the approval of Sen. Ernest Hollings (D-S.C.)…
The Empire State Development Corp., with the help of the Motion Picture Assn. of America, has published a comprehensive guide to the tax advantages of filming in New York.
Buena Vista Television and Planet 24 Prods. have tapped U.K. TV veteran Stephen Stewart as director of the upcoming syndie latenight strip "The Keenen Ivory Wayans Show."
The Silent Film Guild will present an evening of rarities Wednesday that includes early film appearances of Joan Crawford, Charles Laughton and Elsa Lanchester.
In a sizzling weekend frame at the overseas B.O., dinosaurs conquered the U.K., Sony's merry men in black blitzed Taiwan and Argentina, and Batman and his sidekick continued on a tear.