U.K. sales and production company Handmade Films is backing the directorial debut of Stephen Bayley, who will helm the dramatic comedy "Sweety Barrett," which began shooting Monday in Dublin.
Jim Charne, an attorney specializing in new media, has been named president and executive director of the Academy of Interactive Arts & Sciences, a new nonprofit organization established to promote…
Though Danielle Steel sells more books worldwide than just about any author, it has taken her a 30-year career, spanning 69 books, to score her first movie deal with a major studio. Columbia Pictures…
It appears that at least one "Urban Legend" will be coming true at Phoenix Pictures: Mike Medavoy's Sony lot-based indieprod shingle has greenlighted the feature to go into production this April.
Hachette Filipacchi Prods. has beefed up its ranks by hiring John M. Hughes as vice president, entertainment media. Hughes had been vice president of business affairs at Miramax, responsible for…
Stockard Channing has signed for two starring roles. She's signed to play the aunt of Sandra Bullock and Nicole Kidman in "Practical Magic," the Warner Bros. adaptation of the Alice Hoffman novel…
The international tour of Sesame Street Live's "Let's Be Friends" stage performance has been extended to include a three-week, 36-performance engagement in Dubai, United Arab Emirates.
The total overseas revenues of independent sales companies jumped by 11% to $1.8 billion for the year ending June 30, 1997, the American Film Marketing Assn. reported.
October's "The Apostle" found redemption at the top of the exclusives roster after expanding to New York. Produced, written, directed by and starring Robert Duvall, the story of a preacher wrestling…
EXCLUSIVEShawn Hatosy, who recently wrapped shooting on Michael Corrente's "Outside Providence," will star with Martin Landau in writer-director Brad Battersby's "The Joyriders."
Duncan Clark, president of Columbia TriStar Film Distributors Intl., will be honored with the distributor of the year award at this year's Cinema Expo Intl., runs from June 15-18 in Amsterdam.