Encore Media Group chairman John Sie effectively ruled out the possibility of a merger between the pay movie channel operator and Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer on Wednesday, saying Encore was "absolutely…
Hollywood Partners, a Munich-based production company, has announced its third division of funding, Hollywood Partners 111 (HP111), which is yet more proof that Germany's new wave of private funds…
Alan Cumming, who won a Tony award for his performance in Broadway's "Cabaret" and is featured in "Titus," is set to star in the Scottish movie "Younger Than Springtime."
CBS' "Joan of Arc" wilted a bit in the heat of a competitive sweeps-month Tuesday, allowing ABC to keep a step ahead of the night's 18-49 competition with the Alphabet's best Tuesday numbers in 11…
Filmmakers searching for the next hot location or place to save precious production money heard a few current options, courtesy of the Assn. of Film Commissions Intl. seminar on location shooting at…
Veteran theatrical sales exec Sudy Coy is retiring in October, but she's unlikely to forget her final Cannes Film Festival.
Pamela Shae has been upped to senior veep of talent for Spelling Television, which is to become a separate banner under the Paramount TV Group in the wake of Viacom's buyout of Spelling Entertainment…
Warner Bros. has won its appeal of last week's decision by the censorship board to change the title of the film, "Austin Powers: The Spy Who Shagged Me." Censors wanted to replace "shagged" with the…
Many of the directors at Cannes want to be treated like royalty or religious icons, but only one this year is really entitled to that approach.
Pax TV will keep the off-network series "Touched by an Angel" and "Diagnosis Murder" in primetime while adding several original shows to its schedule.
The Skills Investment Fund, a new institution that will finance training in craft and tech-nical skills for filmmakers, will be bankrolled by contributions from every major film shot in the U.K.