Ex-RAI exec Giampaolo Sodano, one of the most powerful executives in Italy's TV industry, will join arch-rival Silvio Berlusconi's Mediaset, sources said. The official announcement is expected in the…
Barbara Miller is senior vice president of talent and casting at Warner Bros. television. Her name was incorrect in Thursday's casting story in the “Emmys” special section. * * * Peter Heller is…
What do "Speed 2," "Excess Baggage" and "Air Force One" have in common? Besides being upcoming transportation-themed summer pics, all three were penned by writers who got their first career break…
Newly formed Los Angeles-based indie production company Peninsula Films has just begun lensing its first pic, "Lover Girl," starring Kristy Swanson and Sandra Bernhard. Budgeted at about $1 million…
"The Lost World: Jurassic Park" wowed Australia, "Star Wars" ignited in Japan and "The Fifth Element" socked Spain last week, but in other parts of Europe there was little respite from the summertime…
Just as Miramax's Dimension Films prepares to start production in the sequel to its reported $100 million grosser "Scream," the film company has scored two coups.
Dina Spybey ("SubUrbia"), Lane Smith ("My Cousin Vinny"), Hedy Burress ("Foxfire") and Geoffrey Blake ("Forrest Gump") have agreed to star in the indie pic "Somehow Scituate" for ML Prods.
Warner Bros. Domestic's "The Drew Carey Show" has landed its first offnet syndication deal: WNYW, the Fox O&O in New York, will pony up about $175,000 an episode for exclusive N.Y. rights
Former Holland Media Group (HMG) chairman Huib Boermans has reportedly threatened legal action over his firing last week.
Universal Pictures has optioned the Sandra Brown novel "Exclusive" for $250,000 against $1 million as a vehicle for country singer Reba McEntire, who started a film company at the studio when she…