Summit Entertainment has picked up international rights to the comedy spoof "Heart of Love" from Haxan Films' Eduardo Sanchez and Daniel Myrick, the creators of "The Blair Witch Project." Summit have…
Neil Simon's "Proposals" is the latest casualty of Broadway's annual January shakeout. The play, which opened Nov. 6, will close Jan. 11 after only 76 performances and 11 previews. The Simon comedy…
Spanish pubcaster RTVE is poised to revolutionize its sat channel strategy in Latin America.
British venture capital firm Cinven on Monday bought Reed-Elsevier's IPC magazine unit in a management buyout deal worth £860 million ($1.4 billion), ending a race for some of the European publishing…
Does Barry dig Jerry? Jerry Springer hosts the hottest talkshow on the wrestling … er, daytime TV circuit right now, and he’s about to get a new boss: Barry Diller. Diller’s HSN Inc. is buying the…
EXCLUSIVEIndian computer effects company Pentafour Software is producing the first 3-D animated motion-capture feature, "Sinbad: Beyond the Veil of Mists."
Dream Entertainment has named Bryant Rolle VP of acquisitions and special projects. * * * Mercury Records Group has named Ken Walsh senior VP of finance and administration. Responsible for the…
HIGH POINTS: The Walt Disney Co. was displaced as market share leader by the Sony Pictures Entertainment powerhouse lineup in 1997, but Disney still cobbled together a solid annum with two…
HIGH POINTS: Paramount's frugal approach to filmmaking and its fervent commitment to production co-financing once again contributed to a profitable, if not headline-grabbing, year.
Pay TV distribution exec Carlos Diaz, one of the most respected sales honchos in Latin America, has ankled Turner Intl. for fellow Atlanta-based cabler LAPTV, Daily Variety has learned.