Universal Pictures, looking to solidify its staff, has reupped president of production Stacey Snider to a new three-year deal.
Owen Wilson, who is making a name for himself as both a writer and actor, will next go the thesp route and join Jackie Chan in "Shanghai Noon," a Western with comic overtones to be directed by Tom…
Upstart film producer Alexander Jovy is planning to make a $3.5 million feature on the back of his success with the Oscar-nominated short "Holiday Romance."
Denise Gurin, Regal Cinemas' senior vice president and head film buyer, will receive the Variety Boys and Girls Club of Queens humanitarian award for 1999.
Touchstone Pictures has optioned Chuck Hogan’s prison-based novel “Northeast Kingdom” for producers Barry Sonnenfeld and Barry Josephson and attached scripter Laith Zawawi to adapt. Pic is about a…
A federal court has declared director Jamaa Fanaka a "vexatious litigant," perhaps putting an end to his legendary legal skirmishes with the Directors Guild of America.
Sony Corp. topped the list of Japanese companies likely to enjoy significant growth over the next 10 years while several other group firms placed in the top 10, according to a survey released this…
CD Radio, the nascent radio satcasting service, has filed a patent infringement lawsuit against rival XM Satellite Radio, raising the specter of a protracted legal battle that could slow next year's…
UNITED KINGDOM Greg Clarke has succeeded Graham Wallace as the new chief exec of cable operator Cable & Wireless Communications. Wallace has been upped to chief exec of Cable & Wireless, CWC’s…
"Face/Off" scribes Mike Werb & Mike Colleary have signed to write the thriller "Top Ten" for producing entities Bel Air Entertainment and the Canton Co.
Taking advantage of the required high-definition broadcast conversions mandated by the Federal Communications Commission on networks, former Sony senior veep Michael Baron has taken over the reigns…