Film icon Monte Hellman has been tapped by Miramax to write and direct a film version of Elmore Leonard's 1988 thriller "Freaky Deaky," with Quentin Tarantino and Lawrence Bender exec producing.
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Cinepix Film Properties (CFP) has inked a deal with Columbia TriStar Home Video Canada to distribute its video titles in Canada. Before the new arrangement, Montreal-based CFP was handling its own…
Jack Valenti, Motion Picture Assn. of America chairman and CEO, left Tuesday for his annual European diplomatic tour, where he is scheduled to meet with government officials to discuss issues that…
The UPN network will commission 36 original science-fiction movies for its new primetime movie night, placing orders with Paramount Studios (and its Viacom Pictures and Wilshire Court subsidiaries)…
Comedian Elayne Boosler has dropped out of the upcoming Broadway musical "Triumph of Love," aborting what would have been her stage debut.
Actor Scott Bakula and his Bakula Prods. banner have pacted with indie film and TV production outfit Green Communications to develop and produce "Promises Kept," a film based on the true story of…
Actress Debra Messing, who played Stacey on Fox's "Ned & Stacey" last season, has replaced Sherilyn Fenn as the female lead in ABC's midseason drama "Hungry for Survival," sources say.
Investigative consumer reporter Chuck Whitlock, a.k.a. the "Scambuster," has signed a TV development deal with Warner Bros.' Telepictures Prods. and has been named a contributor to WB's syndie…
Clear Channel Communications Inc. has signed a definitive agreement to buy the radio broadcasting and outdoor advertising assets of Paxson Communications Corp. for $600 million.