E. Jack Neuman, an Emmy-nominated writer and producer whose five-decade career spanned film, radio and TV, died Jan. 15 of heart failure at his Los Angeles home. He was 76. Neuman, a graduate of the…
Former UTA agent Jessica Swirnoff has joined Disney as director of production for Walt Disney and Hollywood Pictures, where she'll develop and produce films under both banners.
The Time Warner group has taken its first stake in a European digital TV platform with Warner Bros.' acquisition of 10% of Canal Plus' digital outlet Canal Satellite. Warner Bros. has held an option…
Buena Vista Home Entertainment will bow five direct-to-vid pics this year, marking its largest slate of releases in the format.
Murray William Salem, a former actor who later turned to screenwriting with credits including "Kindergarten Cop," died Jan. 6 in Los Angeles of complications from AIDS. He was 47.
The nominating period for the fourth annual Screen Actors Guild awards closes Monday.
Leading Italian film director Gianni Amelio will get behind the camera again after a long hiatus when he begins shooting next month the Cecchi Gori production "The Way We Laughed," his first feature…
Michael Keaton, whose performances have ranged from the serious to the supernatural to the superheroic, has become the latest in a growing line of major film stars to sign in recent weeks with…
EXCLUSIVESarah Michelle Gellar, star of the WB Network hit "Buffy the Vampire Slayer," will star alongside Ryan Phillippe in "Cruel Inventions," a modern retelling of "Dangerous Liaisons" set in New…
George C. Wolfe, arguably the hottest producer-director in theater today, will undergo a kidney transplant following his high-profile staging of "Macbeth," starring Alec Baldwin, next month, Daily…
Italy's independent film sector will receive a shot in the arm via a commitment from Canal Plus to invest in local production.