HIGH POINTS: Buoyed by the critical success of releases “Secrets & Lies” and “Breaking the Waves,” arthouse distrib October Films nearly doubled its theatrical revenues in 1997, to $18.9 million from…
German distribs are celebrating a record year at the box office. According to EDI statistics, revenues reached DM1.4 billion ($773 million) in 1997, up from last year's record of DM1.3 billion ($726…
Beth Klein has been upped to senior vice president, talent and casting, for Viacom Prods.
Producer Robert Simonds ("Half-Baked," "The Wedding Singer") has re-upped in a four-year deal at Universal expected to give him more creative autonomy, Universal announced Monday.
Riding the wave of popularity generated by recent blockbuster "Titanic," Edwards Imax Theaters is presenting a limited engagement of "Titanica," a modern-day expedition to the ocean floor -- the…
Time Warner-owned pay movie network HBO has acquired 11 feature films from Robbie and Ellen Little's sales and distribution outfit, Overseas Filmgroup.
John Gary, a former RCA recording artist who also made film and TV appearances, died Jan. 4 of cancer at Baylor Hospital in Dallas. He was 65.
Home & Garden TV and the Food Network, both owned by the E.W. Scripps Co., will give birth before the year is out to a new digital cable network called Do-It-Yourself.
Sandy McPeak, a character actor, died Dec. 31 of a heart attack in Nevada City. He was 62.
Michelle Pfeiffer, Mel Gibson, Jodie Foster, Kevin Spacey, Gregory Hines and Minnie Driver will be among the cast of presenters at the 55th Annual Golden Globe Awards.
Fox Searchlight's "Oscar and Lucinda" climbed to the top of the exclusives roster after New Line's "Wag the Dog" and Miramax's "Good Will Hunting" went wide. Gillian Armstrong's epic romance starring…