Universal Studios Japan said Tuesday it will break ground next week for its theme park in Osaka, which is slated to open in 2001 and is expected to draw 8 million visitors a year.
RUSSIA Sergei Livnev, director of Moscow’s second studio Gorky Film, is quitting his post to devote himself to screen development and distribution activities. Livnev took over at Gorky three years…
Miramax Films has bought an untitled Holocaust pitch from writer-director Michael Cohn.
Dance star Michael Flatley has settled a legal battle with his former manager, John Reid, for an undisclosed sum, though the total is said to be several million pounds.
The Playboy Channel is riding herd on its most successful promotional campaign ever: A record 15 million cable subscribers or satellite-dish owners will get access to a free night of the network's…
Chris Blackwell has appointed a three-person board to oversee the U.K. operations of Island-life, the multi-faceted entertainment company launched following his departure from Polygram last year.
Lea Salonga, who won a Tony for her role in "Miss Saigon," will return to the Broadway company of the show Jan. 18.
The quartet of Tessa Auberjonois, Dara Coleman, Sebastian Roche and Seth Ullian has been set to play a total of 10 roles in the Off Broadway production of "Trainspotting," which will open Tuesday at…
Albert Johnson, 74, former artistic director of the San Francisco Film Festival and popular lecturer on the cinema at the University of California at Berkeley and throughout the world, died Oct. 17…
Early season optimism is in short supply after four weeks of the fall primetime season, with NBC dominating Oct. 12-18 results despite big falloffs vs. last year, and every other broadcast net except…
Creative Culture Inc. has made its first significant book deal, landing "The Raveling," a first novel by Peter Love, at Little Brown for a mid-six-figure preempt.