With the release of "An Alan Smithee Film --- Burn, Hollywood, Burn," the Directors Guild of America's all-purpose pseudonym for disowned films will make the unlikely move from cultish devotion to…
In yet another shift at Ciby 2000, Michel Derbesse, managing director of the Bouygues Group --- which owns the production company --- has been named chairman of the Ciby 2000 supervisory board.
Fox Worldwide's newly acquired Intl. Family Entertainment (IFE) has sold off its 80% stake in the Fit TV cable network to Fox's joint programming venture with Liberty Networks.
Olivia Cohen-Cutler has been named VP of business affairs for Walt Disney Television. She will be involved in all aspects of biz affairs for the network TV division, including negotiation of overall…
Universal has sold the 265 rerun episodes of "Murder, She Wrote" to A&E after buying them back from the Family Channel.
In the first renewed show of faith after a long series of defections, Italy's leading film industry player, the Cecchi Gori Group, has patched up its differences and rejoined national film producers…
"On my last film, 'The Ghost and the Darkness,' which we shot in South Africa, we built a gigantic tin shed for a soundstage and a storm came along and destroyed it bit by bit. I had dreadful weather…
Twentieth Century Fox has shelled out mid-six figures against high six figures for Aaron Drane's actioner spec "I Died a Thousand Times" for Arnold Kopelson to produce, sources said Thursday.
Sunset Post prexy/CEO Ron Burdett has been added to the executive committee of Montreux '99, the 21st Intl. Television Symposium in Montreux, Switzerland, where he will help set the agenda on HDTV…
National Amusements vice president of operations James Murray will receive the founder's award at this year's ShowEast, which runs from Oct. 20-23 at the Trump Taj Mahal in Atlantic City.
UPN's Tuesday sitcom "Head Over Heels" is the first new show of the season to bite the dust.