Franco Iseppi, the director general of Italian pubcaster RAI, has announced plans for a multilingual Euronews channel to be launched by the end of the year as part of RAI's satellite lineup.
Domestic distribution rights to “One Man’s Hero” were originally purchased by Orion and ended up with MGM following the merger of the two companies. Information in a May 13 story was incomplete…
The 23rd annual Seattle Intl. Film Festival, running now through June 8, will climax with a closing-weekend workshop dubbed "Moving Stories: A Forum on Screenwriting and Cinematic Literacy."
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.
Time Warner appears to be moving forward with plans to take a minority stake in France's second-largest cable operator, Compagnie Generale de Video Communication (CGV).
Santa Monica College's new Academy of Entertainment and Technology may receive an added $1.25 million kick from the proposed 1997-98 budget of Gov. Pete Wilson. The state budget is scheduled to be…
Miramax Films' "Cop Land," the second feature film by "Heavy" director James Mangold, which stars Sylvester Stallone, is undergoing significant reshoots, sources say.
Keith Samples, CEO and founder of Rysher Entertainment, who always had been a reluctant "suit," has resigned from the 2-1/2-year-old company, having been bitten by the directing bug.
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…
Germany's third-ranked commercial web Pro7 is reportedly buying rights to series, sitcoms, cartoons and nearly 90 pics produced by DreamWorks.
Edward Kummer has ankled his post as senior manager of digital production at Walt Disney Studios' animation division to join Digital Domain, the Venice-based visual effects house as VP of digital…