After a year on rewind, the international video biz may be on fast forward again. The market is worth more than $4 billion annually to Hollywood companies. The studios, in fact, account for 75% of…
Barrymore dons ‘Angels’ wings Drew Barrymore is close to a deal to star in the feature remake of the hit TV skein “Charlie’s Angels” for Columbia Pictures. Barrymore and her Flower Films partner…
Longtime "Saturday Night Live" associate director Robert Caminiti will receive the Directors Guild of America's Franklin J. Schaffner Achievement Award on March 6.
The Eye is open for biz again in Gotham. With just a week left in the February sweeps, WCBS -- a perennial also-ran in the new competish for most of the '90s -- has emerged as a serious contender in…
Barry Reardon, considered by many to be the "dean" of theatrical distribution, has announced he will retire next month, after 17 years as president of Warner Bros. Domestic Theatrical Distribution.
Universal is expected to take far longer than the originally stated 90 days to extract itself from CIC Video Intl., its international homevid co-venture with Paramount.
Spring Intl., the U.K.-based sales company headed by former Castle Rock Intl. topper Massimo Graziosi, has inked a seven-picture foreign-distribution deal with Cadence Entertainment.
Meg Ryan, one of Hollywood's most bankable stars, will be honored as actress of the year at ShoWest 1999. Ryan's "You've Got Mail" has earned more than $115 million since its December release, and…
ITALY Cecchi Gori back to drawing board Following the success of the company’s first foray into animated feature production with Enzo D’Alo’s “Zorba and Lucky,” the Cecchi Gori Group will back the…
David Cronenberg has been chosen president of the jury at the 52nd Cannes Film Festival (May 12-23), becoming the first Canadian director to hold the post.
In a move that signals its attempt to attract more features work, Seattle-based Pinnacle Studios has tapped former ILM and Tippett Studios visual effects supervisor Bruce Nicholson as director/visual…