SFG Sports Corp. announced Wednesday that its Ultimate Fighting Championship XV event, skedded for Friday, will be the first TV broadcast to be transmitted live simultaneously over pay-per-view and…
New Line Cinema has optioned freshman screenwriter Joe Gangemi's theological horror spec "Black Ice" for an undisclosed amount.
In a less-than-exciting frame at the overseas box office, with some European distributors complaining about a soft market, the main heroes were "My Best Friend's Wedding" and "Men in Black."
Submissions for the Independent Feature Project/West Spirit Awards have been extended to Oct. 15. The annual honors to American films produced outside the mainstream will take place March 21, 1998…
In yet another executive shakeup at Live Entertainment, sources say David Garber, exec VP of TV, will be leaving the company.
MGM has tapped longtime independent media relations specialist Craig Parsons for the newly created position of senior VP of corporate communications and investor relations, starting immediately, the…
In an attempt to make peace between warring factions of the Writers Guild of America, two leaders of the West unit late last week met with their Eastern counterparts, but skirmishing between the two…
King World Prods. has lined up another 13 stations for its upcoming syndie revival of "Hollywood Squares."
Touchstone Pictures has optioned an updated spec version of Shakespeare's "The Taming of the Shrew" called "Ten Things I Hate About You" by Karen Lutz and Kirsten Smith for Revolution Entertainment…
Canada's CanWest Global Communications has acquired a 7.4% stake in Ulster TV, Northern Ireland's franchise of the U.K.'s ITV network.