Jon Voight will star in Paramount and MTV Films' high-school football comedy "Varsity Blues," which begins lensing April 17.
Copyright owners and their heirs will see their royalty rights extended by another 20 years under a bill set for approval today by the House Judiciary Committee.
Aussie exhibitor Hoyts Cinemas and Argentine construction company Raghsa Construcciones have signed an agreement to build multiplexes in Argentina.
The Columbia TriStar Motion Picture Group has tapped Cherie Crane senior vice president of media.
F. Gary Gray has signed to direct Eddie Murphy in "The Nutty Professor II," which will begin shooting in August, sources said. Brian Grazer is producing the film for Imagine and Universal.
TV Azteca will cut roughly 400 jobs, or 12% of its entire staff, in its quest to keep the company lean.
After breaking an endless series of box office records, “Titanic” this week crossed over the ultimate threshhold: To no one’s surprise, it became the first film to pass $1 billion in worldwide…
Irene Kampen, whose humorous tale of her struggles as a divorced mother became the basis of TV's "The Lucy Show," died Feb. 1 of breast cancer at her home in Oceanside. She was 75.
Miramax Films has signed a three-picture deal with Brian Hecker, who last year was named director of the year by the American Film Institute.
Purchases of homevideos in 1997 were off by 10% over the 1996 tallies, while rentals dropped 3% during the year, according to a year-end summary released Monday by vid industry research and…