Actor-comedian Eddie Griffin has signed to star in indie film "The Second Coming of Sammy" for One Mind Sound Prods. ("House Party 3," "I'm Gonna Git You Sucka," "Hollywood Shuffle"). Described as an…
Jan Vavra was named new general director at Nova TV on Friday. The 45-year-old news director of Nova replaces Vladimir Zelezny, who was dismissed by CME president Fred Klinkhammer in mid-April.
Gotham-based First Run Features has picked up "Go Fish" director Rose Troche's second film, the gay-themed comedy "Bedrooms & Hallways." Pic opened the New York Gay and Lesbian Film Festival last…
Launch Media Inc. said Monday it has inked a partnership with Road Runner, making it the exclusive music content provider for the high-speed Internet service's 8 million subscribers.
Jazz and pop singer Mel Torme, whose crooning vocals led to the unwanted nickname "the Velvet Fog," died Saturday in Los Angeles. He was 73.
Hawaii earned a record-breaking $99.1 million from film and TV production spending and tax revenues last year, up 40% on 1997's $70.7 million.
Best actor in a play Brian Dennehy ("Death of a Salesman") held court with a champagne flute as a scepter and self-effacingly said that he "thought Spacey was gonna win."
Burger King's Teletubbies promo became a victim of its own success last week, prompting the fast-food chain to pull ad support in response to the premature depletion of nearly 50 million…
Morgan Creek Prods. has upped Joe Martino to senior VP of development.
Mary Jane Skalski is ankling her position as VP of creative affairs at Good Machine to create a feature film division at Hungry Man Films.
The California Assembly has given its blessing to two bills that would provide tax incentives for film and TV production in the state, which is feeling increasing competition from cheaper locations…