Reps for studios and the Writers Guild of America will hold so-called "fast track" negotiations in an attempt to come to terms on a new contract well before the current agreement's May 1, 1998…
Ballantyne of Omaha Inc.'s parent company, ARC Intl. Corp., plans to sell about half its stake in the projection equipment manufacturer to raise money, it said Tuesday.
William H. Macy, who landed an Oscar nomination for his portrayal of the nervous husband whose best-laid plan goes awry in "Fargo," is in final negotiations to co-star in Touchstone Pictures' "A…
Thank heavens and Gaumont for "The Fifth Element." Luc Besson's epic almost single-handedly rescued cinemas from otherwise tedious trading in a raft of overseas markets over the weekend.
New Wave Intl., L.A., has named Kim Nelson-Frey VP, production. Nelson-Frey was a freelance producer and consultant before joining the large-format (Imax) and ride-simulation film-production outfit…
Joan Lunden is out at ABC's "Good Morning America" as part of the web's effort to dramatically remake the ayem show in the face of sharply declining ratings.
Thirty-one student films and videos selected as semifinalists in NYU's recent First Run Festival will unspool June 10 and 11 at the Directors Guild of America Theatre Complex. Student videos will…
Stock in International Family Entertainment Inc. jumped $1.37 to $27 Tuesday on reports that Walt Disney Co. had joined News Corp. in bidding for the company.
For the first time since Twentieth TV began distributing the show, four sister Fox O&Os have downgraded the $40 million frosh newsmag "Access Hollywood" out of their access timeslots, Twentieth…
Imagex of Halifax and London-based Metrodome have begun lensing in Halifax on "Writer's Block," a Canadian-British co-production toplining "Frasier" star Kelsey Grammer.