"The Hanging Garden," a feature film debut for Nova Scotia director Thom Fitzgerald, will open the Perspective Canada program Sept. 5 at the Toronto Intl. Film Festival.
The British Film Institute has officially confirmed that Alan Parker, director of "Evita," will become its new chairman when Jeremy Thomas steps down at the end of this year (Daily Variety, July 28).
A major casting change is taking place on Woody Allen's fall project. Drew Barrymore has withdrawn from playing one of the lead roles because of a scheduling conflict with "Cinderella," the Fox…
US West Media Group reported a 16% increase in operating cash flow in the second quarter, but depreciation and amortization costs associated with its November 1996 acquisition of Continental…
Nancy Tellem has been named executive vice president of business affairs at CBS Entertainment and executive VP of CBS Prods.
Jon Spector has been named vice president of production at Columbia TriStar TV, reporting to Ed Lammi, executive VP of production.
NBC has extended its summer dominance of the primetime Nielsens in July 21-27 results, achieving its highest rating in five weeks and finishing first or second every night of the week in the…
UPN will begin rolling out its new season lineup Aug. 25, leading off at 8 p.m. with the season premiere of "In the House."
Paying attendance and industry presence both were up significantly at the 15th annual Just for Laughs comedy festival in Montreal, which wrapped Sunday.
Walt Disney Co. neared the end of an auction of ABC's publishing assets with a deal to sell the Pacific Northwest Publishing Group to Lee Enterprises for $185 million.