French thesp, director and producer Dominique Farrugia and former Studio Canal Plus topper Olivier Granier have teamed up to launch Comedie!, a new cable and satellite channel.
Media giant Bertelsmann AG has added Klaus Eierhoff to its board of directors. On Jan. 1, 1998, Eierhoff, 44, will take over responsibility for the group's multimedia activities and Bertelsmann media…
"Frasier" co-star David Hyde Pierce and actress Sela Ward have been tapped to co-host "The 19th Annual CableAce Awards" being held Saturday at 9 p.m. at the Wiltern Theatre in Los Angeles and…
The battle among syndication giants to secure precious time periods for their high-stakes TV series has provoked a nuclear strike by Warner Bros. Domestic Distribution against King World's…
In a move highlighting the studio's expanded emphasis on feature acquisitions, Paramount has upped former acquisitions VP John Ferraro to senior VP worldwide acquisitions and co-productions for its…
The Focus Institute of Film has announced its national call for screenplays for its inaugural Workshop Series. Deadline is Nov. 30, and the org is looking for 20 scripts that “promote positive values…
American Multi Cinemas developer Krona inked an agreement Monday with the Stockholm suburb of Huddinge to build a 24-screen multiplex for AMC right next door to the headquarters of Sweden's largest…
Fox Searchlight's "The Ice Storm" fended off a challenge from Miramax's "The House of Yes" to remain the champion of the exclusives roster.
Pacific Title, an institution in the Hollywood optical and post-production world for 75 years, has been acquired through a joint partnership of technology companies Mirage Entertainment Sciences and…
The AFI Los Angeles Intl. Film Festival announced two panels to be presented during the upcoming event, which unspools Oct. 23-Nov. 1.
Matthew Lillard --- who co-starred in the hit "Scream" --- has landed the lead role in the James Merendino-helmed indie "S.L.C. Punk."