Kids' WB presented its 1998-99 sked for advertisers Monday at an upfront presentation during which execs predicted sharp ratings improvements as the netlet expands its distribution.
The seemingly omnipresent Matt Damon, currently onscreen in both "Good Will Hunting" and "John Grisham's The Rainmaker," will receive the Male Star of Tomorrow Award at this year's ShoWest Awards.
HIGH POINTS: Buoyed by the critical success of releases “Secrets & Lies” and “Breaking the Waves,” arthouse distrib October Films nearly doubled its theatrical revenues in 1997, to $18.9 million from…
German distribs are celebrating a record year at the box office. According to EDI statistics, revenues reached DM1.4 billion ($773 million) in 1997, up from last year's record of DM1.3 billion ($726…
HIGH POINTS: Let's face it, DreamWorks turned out three movies in '97, displaying its sky-blue logo on the bigscreen for the first time. That ought to be worth a slap on the back. The $50 million…
United Artists has hired scribe Mitch Markowitz to script a comedic vehicle for Michelle Yeoh, who co-stars in the newest James Bond pic, "Tomorrow Never Dies."
EXCLUSIVEHBO has committed to its second-ever episodic drama series, "The Sopranos," a Mob-themed hour for which the Time Warner cabler has purchased 12 episodes, plus the completed pilot, for a…
Legendary documentary cameraman and filmmaker Albert Maysles has been named the 1997 recipient of the American Society of Cinematographers' Presidents Award, one of the ASC's highest honors.
The holiday B.O. bonanza overseas has segued seamlessly to jumping January biz, driven by a slew of U.S. blockbusters commingling with local clicks.
ALTHOUGH 1998 IS STILL in its infancy, a number of things already are being said and done that I find downright baffling. Since I resent feeling clueless this early in the year, I have decided to…