In a nearly $10 billion deal, computing giants Compaq Computer Corp. and Digital Equipment Corp. jointly announced their merger Monday, creating a $40 billion powerhouse that rivals IBM Corp. as…
Barry Reardon, president of motion picture distribution for Warner Bros., has been named the Robert W. Selig ShoWester of the Year, it was announced Monday by ShoWest president Daniel Wheatcroft.
Karl Herman, father of Danette Herman, executive in charge of talent for the 70th annual Academy Awards, died Thursday of pneumonia in Los Angeles. He was 83.
Dean Semler ("Firestorm") and Mikael Salomon ("Hard Rain") head a growing list of notable cinematographers who have successfully recast themselves in the role of director. Others who have taken turns…
EXCLUSIVEBuena Vista TV and UPN have called off talks to run a daily two-hour Disney kids block on the netlet, but sources say UPN is now negotiating a similar pact with its sister cable company…
Continuing its aggressive push into the international market for foreign-language films, Universal Pictures has acquired all world rights, excluding Italy and the U.S., to Italian director Pupi…
Former nightclub owner Eli Samaha is fast becoming one of the most aggressive independent producers in town. Samaha's outfit Phoenician Films has agreed to finance Shonda Rhimes' drama "When Willows…
The Ralph Lauren Producers Award has been added to the lineup of honors for the 1998 Independent Spirit Awards. The prize, which includes an unrestricted cash grant of $20,000, will be presented…
If you ask any cinematographer about the "perfect" movie that left an indelible impression on their soul, then you'll undoubtedly hear a long story.
After endless court battles and permit hassles, restoration of the wetlands near what could become the future DreamWorks studio is again under way.