French textiles and communications group Chargeurs is to take a 10% stake in one of the big three French cable operators, Lyonnaise Communications.
Producer Barry Kemp's Bungalow 78 Prods. has gotten an early jump on the development process, confirming pilots at each of the four networks under its overall deal with Universal TV.
The 14th annual American Film Market will get under way Feb. 24, with 274 films to be screened for some 1,700 international distributors.
Would Arnold Kopelson become a fugitive from Warner Bros. to head Turner Pictures? Kopelson, who produced WB's biggest 1993 hit, "The Fugitive," and was named NATO's producer of the year at ShoWest…
The escalating awards duel between "Schindler's List" and "The Piano" went up another notch as the films' cinematographers were among five nominees chosen by the American Society of Cinematographers…
NBC hasn't made a decision regarding a renewal of the acclaimed drama "Homicide: Life on the Street," which completed a four-week run Thursday.
Joe Roth and Roger Birnbaum are two men in a hurry. Their Caravan Pictures, the Disney-backed start-up launched barely a year ago by the former chairman and president of production, respectively, at…
Jack Valenti is steamed over French film exec Daniel Toscan du Plantier's claim that the Northridge earthquake proves God was on the side of the French in the recent trade talks (Daily Variety, Jan…
Participants in the film labeling battle, take note: Rep. Barney Frank (D-Mass.) is weighing the possibility of becoming chairman of the House copyright subcommittee now that Rep. William Hughes…
"Late Show With David Letterman" and "The Tonight Show With Jay Leno" will each coast-hop during the May sweeps, with Letterman expected to bring his show to Los Angeles while Leno takes "Tonight"…
Columbia Pictures said Friday that it has promoted Stephanie Allain to the post of senior veepee of production, bumping her up anotch from her veepee of production role.