In a move highlighting the studio's expanded emphasis on feature acquisitions, Paramount has upped former acquisitions VP John Ferraro to senior VP worldwide acquisitions and co-productions for its…
Actor William Petersen ("Fear") has signed on for one of the leads in MGM's low-budget feature "Kiss the Sky," from an Eric Lerner script about two men acting out a midlife crisis and entering into a…
Broadway musicians apparently got their man Monday in an 11th-hour contract agreement with the Walt Disney Co.: The orchestra pit for "The Lion King" will include 24 players, one more than Disney…
Former Baker/Winokur/Ryder senior VP Steven Jensen has ankled the PR firm to form Myriad Entertainment.
New Line's "Boogie Nights" strutted its stuff in its New York debut Sunday, kicking up a one-day total of $50,168 in two locations.
IATSE has withdrawn its bid to win representation rights for Paramount clerical employees.
Universal Pictures and Gary Levinsohn and Mark Gordon's Mutual Film Co. confirmed Monday an estimated $350 million co-financing deal involving five pictures, as reported (Daily Variety, Sept. 23).
Media giant Bertelsmann AG has added Klaus Eierhoff to its board of directors. On Jan. 1, 1998, Eierhoff, 44, will take over responsibility for the group's multimedia activities and Bertelsmann media…
UPN is seriously considering delaying the launch of its Thursday sci-fi movie franchise until next fall, sources said. The movie night originally was scheduled for an April 1998 debut, but newly…
The 14th annual Israel Film Festival, celebrating old and new films spanning that nation's 50-year cinema heritage, takes place Nov. 5-20 on all three screens of Laemmle's Music Hall Theater in…
A new musical incorporating old tunes from the freshly hip Burt Bacharach and Hal David songbook is among the highlights of San Diego's Old Globe Theatre season.