James L. Brooks will receive the 1997 George Eastman award at this year's ShowEast convention, which runs Oct. 20-23 at the Trump Taj Mahal in Atlantic City.
American Isuzu Motors and Weight Watchers Intl. have become the first advertisers to pull out of ABC's controversial priest drama "Nothing Sacred," following a campaign led by the Catholic League for…
Michael Madsen, Rosanna Arquette, Balthazar Getty and James Russo have wrapped shooting on Cutting Edge Entertainment's action thriller "Fait Accompli" in New Orleans.
A Democratic member of the House Judiciary Committee suggested Wednesday that the Justice Dept. may want to look into a possible conspiracy between cable operators and programmers to keep telephone…
Zeitgeist Films' French language pic "Will It Snow for Christmas?" from director Sandrine Veysset's will open the fifth Hamptons Intl. Film Festival, which runs Oct. 15-19 in East Hampton, N.Y.
Fox Lorber has acquired domestic homevid and TV rights to a selection of pics from the library of French distributor UGC. The pact enhances the vid distribber's leadership position in the foreign/art…
Universal Studios' parent Seagram Co. Ltd. dramatically ratcheted up its spending on stock repurchases in the past year, disclosing Wednesday it had spent $711 million to buy back stock, up from…
ABC has inked an exclusive series development deal with actor Adam Goldberg, who starred in last year's ABC Saturday drama "Relativity."
Garth Brooks was named best entertainer by the Country Music Assn. Wednesday, and industry voters took a long gulp of Deana Carter's "Strawberry Wine."
Angela Bassett, known for her star turn as Tina Turner in "What's Love Got to Do With It," will tackle an even more formidable character when she portrays Lady Macbeth opposite Alec Baldwin Off…
Helmer Michael Caton-Jones is back in town this week directing reshoots on the big-budget Universal Pictures thriller "The Jackal."