Hollywood Pictures has resuscitated the moribund spec market with the $2.25 million purchase of M. Night Shyamalan's "Sixth Sense," which carries an automatic greenlight for the scribe to direct…
Seagram Co. Ltd. appointed a former Pepsico exec in India, Ramesh Vangal, to oversee its Asia-Pacific businesses, with operating responsibility for the spirits and wine business as well as a…
Hugh Grant and Elizabeth Hurley's Simian Films has tapped Lisa Reeve senior VP of production. She will start Sept. 29.
Izzy Asper's CanWest Global Communications has agreed to sell a large chunk of its 76% interest in Oz's Network Ten, after intense pressure from federal regulators. CanWest will sell $219…
In a significant ruling that could make obsolete the industry practice of obtaining clearances for the use of names and likenesses in films and TV shows, the California Court of Appeal has upheld a…
Black Entertainment Television's parent, BET Holdings, named just one person, Delano Lewis, to be the "committee" of directors charged with reviewing the $288 million buyout offer made last week by…
Joaquin Phoenix has been set to play a condemned man in "Force Majeure," the Propaganda Films drama to be directed by Joseph Reuben from a script by Wesley Strick.
Fortified by a production budget that has more than tripled during the past year, Italy's leading commercial-TV player, Mediaset, is aggressively going after a slice of the action for…
Producer Mace Neufeld is teaming with Stephen Sondheim and George Furth to bring their 1995 play "Getting Away With Murder" to the bigscreen for Paramount Pictures.
Digital Theater Systems (DTS) has inked a three-year strategic pact with optical disc distributor Image Entertainment that will see DTS-encoded content on Image releases, whether they be CDs, DVDs…