Jack Valenti, Motion Picture Assn. of America chairman and CEO, left Tuesday for his annual European diplomatic tour, where he is scheduled to meet with government officials to discuss issues that…
Capitol Films, the London-based sales company, has picked up international rights to "Dancing at Lughnasa," which stars Meryl Streep and started shooting last week in Ireland.
Elliot Slutzky has ankled his post as exec VP of domestic distribution and marketing for Live Entertainment.
Ten films from 18 participating countries have been selected to compete for the Penang Pearl Award in the first East Asian Film and TV Festival, which begins Thursday and runs through Sept. 3.
Even as one legendary special-effects house, Richard Edlund's Boss Film (story, page 6), closed down, another one --- West L.A.-based Vifx --- likely is in the process of enlarging itself…
After an "Outbreak" of "Turbulence," "Desperate Measures" have not been enough to save Boss Film Studios --- which in its 14-year history has produced or supervised the visual effects for all these…
Modern Times Group (MTG) has signed an agreement with 20th Century Fox Television Intl. that gives it exclusive rights to all Fox film and TV product in the Baltic States.
Endemol Entertainment, adding another sideline to its growing portfolio of entertainment interests, in December plans to open ShowBizCity, a 12,000-square-meter Dutch answer to U.S.-launched film…
ABC Radio's six-month experiment with female-skewed talkradio ended Tuesday when KTZN-AM --- a.k.a. "the Zone" --- abruptly changed format to a 24-hour programming mix aimed at kids under 12 dubbed…
Actress Debra Messing, who played Stacey on Fox's "Ned & Stacey" last season, has replaced Sherilyn Fenn as the female lead in ABC's midseason drama "Hungry for Survival," sources say.
Investigative consumer reporter Chuck Whitlock, a.k.a. the "Scambuster," has signed a TV development deal with Warner Bros.' Telepictures Prods. and has been named a contributor to WB's syndie…