Scott Saunders, the director of "The Lost Words" and "The Headhunter's Sister," will receive the Independent Spirit Awards' Someone to Watch prize at the Saturday ceremony.
Stephen Frears is near a deal to direct John Cusack in Touchstone Pictures' "High Fidelity." The Nick Hornby novel has been adapted by Cusack and his "Grosse Pointe Blank" writing partners Steve Pink…
Bavarian media mogul Leo Kirch will be required to broadcast major World Cup soccer matches on German free TV, German state premiers ruled on Wednesday.
ABC is in talks with actor Malcolm McDowell to star as the lead character in its remake of "Fantasy Island."
The soundtrack to "Titanic" was the bestselling album in the nation for the 10th consecutive week, with more than 448,000 copies of the Sony Classical/Sony Music Soundtracks disc going home with…
Screenwriter Bo Zenga has just about realized the logline of his sci-fi pitch "Time Jumpers."
Peter Hoffman, CEO of the defunct Carolco Pictures Inc., pleaded guilty Tuesday to one misdemeanor count of filing a false tax return. Under the plea agreement, Hoffman admitted that he did not pay…
Will fans still tune in to Fox's long-running animated hit "The Simpsons" if the characters' voices change next season? Twentieth Century Fox TV is preparing for just that possibility if a deal with…
With attendance up 40% over last year's debut event, TV market Sportel America can already lay claim to being an essential port of call on the itinerary of global sports rights traders.
In a CAA-brokered deal, Miramax Films has boarded Intermedia Films' comedy "Blow Dry," which is being scripted by Simon Beaufoy ("The Full Monty").
In a breakthrough for its TV division, Aussie producer-distribber Southern Star on Wednesday unveiled a joint venture with Bryan Brown's NewTown Films to produce a series of movies for U.S. pay TV…