Buena Vista Television has tapped syndie TV vet Stephanie Drachkovitch as its new head of development (Daily Variety, Feb. 2).
MGM has hired screenwriter Lenore Kletter to create a new, contemporary adaptation of James M. Cain's 1941 novel "Mildred Pierce," about sexual conflict between a hardworking widow, her wild teenage…
CBS' coverage of the 1998 Winter Olympics got off to a strong ratings start with Friday's opening ceremonies, but things went downhill in a hurry when Saturday's marquee skiing event was snowed out.
At New York's American Intl. Toy Fair today, DreamWorks plans to unveil a line of toys tied to the summer release "Small Soldiers" -- the public debut of deals with 60 licensees who will help push…
With transmission of digital television services in Ireland less than two years away, the national cable represen-tative organization has launched a broadside against its competitors and would-be…
Danny Cannon ("Judge Dredd") has been set to direct Mandalay's sequel to the sleeper horror hit "I Know What You Did Last Summer," which is being scripted by Trey Callaway. The film rejoins Jennifer…
To the surprise of absolutely no one, Paramount and 20th Century Fox's "Titanic" remained the nation's top box office draw for the eighth straight weekend, sailing off with a studio-projected $23.2…
Five-time Oscar winner Francis Ford Coppola has been named the recipient of the American Society of Cinematographers' highest "civilian" honor, its Board of Governors Award.
Games has given Matsushita Electric Industrial Co. an order to provide digital VCRs and other equipment for the 2000 Summer Olympics, a Japanese financial daily reported. Although terms of the deal…
Jerry Bruckheimer will receive the International Boxoffice Achievement Award at ShoWest '98 in Las Vegas on March 9. Bruckheimer has produced some of the most popular films of the past two decades…