"The Fifth Element" continued on a tear last week, but some of the other films launched at Cannes had underwhelming debuts, while the European B.O. generally was flattened by brilliant summer weather.
The Senate approved by an 84-15 vote Friday a measure that calls on budget writers to cut spending if spectrum auctions fail to raise as much as revenue as they expect.
After coming up with his most successful comic creation since "Wayne's World" in "Austin Powers: International Man of Mystery," Mike Myers has accepted a new challenge: playing a dramatic role.
Natasha Richardson, who starred in "Nell" and "Widow's Peak," has been cast in Walt Disney Pictures' remake of "The Parent Trap," scheduled to start shooting on July 15.
The BBC has restored Alan Yentob to its top creative job, after a year in which the pubcaster seemed to have pushed the man regarded as its finest program-maker out into the cold.
Stan Winston Prods. has named Brian Gilbert VP, creative affairs. Gilbert joins the Van Nuys-based company from Scott Rudin Prods., where he was director of development. * * * Showtime Networks has…
When music industry telephone lines began buzzing early Friday morning over rumors that Charles Koppelman and Terri Santisi, two of the highest-ranking execs of EMI Music, were abruptly dismissed…
Miramax Films' "Cop Land," the second feature film by "Heavy" director James Mangold, which stars Sylvester Stallone, is undergoing significant reshoots, sources say.
Walt Disney feature animation president Peter Schneider and board vice chairman Roy Disney will receive the International Creative Achievement Award at this year's Cinema Expo Intl. in Amsterdam.
Fox Sports West 2, the regional sports channel spinoff that has found tough sledding in gaining cable operator commitments, nailed down a key player late last week.