Hollywood Pictures has resuscitated the moribund spec market with the $2.25 million purchase of M. Night Shyamalan's "Sixth Sense," which carries an automatic greenlight for the scribe to direct…
Seagram Co. Ltd. appointed a former Pepsico exec in India, Ramesh Vangal, to oversee its Asia-Pacific businesses, with operating responsibility for the spirits and wine business as well as a…
Hugh Grant and Elizabeth Hurley's Simian Films has tapped Lisa Reeve senior VP of production. She will start Sept. 29.
Izzy Asper's CanWest Global Communications has agreed to sell a large chunk of its 76% interest in Oz's Network Ten, after intense pressure from federal regulators. CanWest will sell $219…
In a significant ruling that could make obsolete the industry practice of obtaining clearances for the use of names and likenesses in films and TV shows, the California Court of Appeal has upheld a…
With a House subcommittee poised to hold the first of two hearings today concerning international copyright treaties, MPAA prexy Jack Valenti said it's time for the companies that will provide much…
Julian Stone's poker-playing comedy "Follow the Bitch," which won the audience award at the Palm Springs Film Festival, has been anted up for domestic distribution by Gotham start-up Gurney Releasing.
The newly created Fox TV Studios has made its first key executive hire in 12-year MTV veteran Lisa Berger, who helped create such series as "Austin Stories," "The Real World," "Road Rules" and…
Women in Film handed out the org's annual Lucy Awards at a Beverly Hills Hotel luncheon Saturday.
Regina King will star with Angela Bassett and Whoopi Goldberg in 20th Century Fox's "How Stella Got Her Groove Back," which begins shooting this month.
Atlantis Releasing has bumped Marnie Sanderson to senior VP. Stepping up from her VP-G.M. slot, Sanderson will continue to be based in Toronto. She joined the Atlantis Communications subsid in 1989…