The Robert Simonds Co., which is scoring with its $100 million-and-counting "The Waterboy," has inked George Gatins as director of feature development and Lisa Lang as director of TV development.
The bitter feud between Tony Kaye and New Line Cinema over the racism-themed pic "American History X" heightened Monday when the eccentric British helmer filed a lawsuit against the studio and the…
The jury at this year's Thessaloniki Intl. Film Festival, including Greek actor Yorgos Corraface and Serb director Goran Paskaljevic, selected Yoichiro Takahashi's "Fishes in August" for the $45,000…
Italy's top film producer and distributor, Vittorio Cecchi Gori, has reorganized his media business, consolidating his beleaguered television division with his successful film business and writing…
Warner Bros. Distribution will host ShoWest's March 10 luncheon, the studio and event organizers confirmed Monday (Daily Variety, Oct. 30).
The competition has stepped all over NBC's network debut of "Get Shorty," sending the Peacock to apparent second-place finishes in Nov. 16-22 primetime Nielsen results, trailing Fox in adults 18-49…
As shares in Cable & Wireless Optus continued to trade at a 40% premium to last week's issue price, the Australian Stock Exchange debut of the feevee and telephony group has delivered large paper…
The "Cider House Rules" cast is being pressed into shape at Off Broadway's Atlantic Theater Company.
Gotham indie filmmaker Lisa Krueger, who just wrapped "Committed" starring Heather Graham and Luke Wilson for Miramax Films, has inked a deal for her first studio film.
Sean Penn is close to committing to Fine Line Features' prison drama "Monsters Ball" as his next directing assignment.
Carlton Communications has terminated takeover talks with Arsenal soccer club after failing to agree on a price.