While Jim Carrey is awaiting a script for New Line's remake of "The Secret Life of Walter Mitty," sources say he's in preliminary talks with Warner Bros. to topline yet another remake, this time of…
A combination of baking hot weather in Europe and a dearth of new releases cooled B.O. receipts overseas last weekend, partially offset by several boffo bows by "The Fifth Element," "Volcano's" fiery…
ABC today is expected to announce the appointment of Preston Padden as president of the ABC television network, as previously reported (Daily Variety, May 12).
In theory, both distributors and exhibitors would prefer that trailers are played before films that share a similar target demographic. But whether it's through carelessness on the part of theater…
NetChannel, a Bay Area startup aiming to deliver personalized Internet services via standard TV monitors, has inked a number of strategic partnerships.
The Hollywood Foreign Press Assn. has added four new Los Angeles-based journalists to its roster.
Steve Hewitt has relinquished the title of president of Hallmark Entertainment Prods. to become a hands-on executive producer of at least 16 original TV and cable movies filmed by Hallmark over the…
As Memorial Day approaches, the trailer wars are heating up. With Universal's "The Lost World" expected to attract as many as 10 million people in its first week, it's no wonder distributors are…
MGM has signed Michael Madsen, Marg Helgenberger and Natasha Henstridge to reprise their starring roles in "Species II." Mykelti Williamson and Justin Lazard join them in the cast.
In another victory for developers, the state Court of Appeal has ruled that Los Angeles city officials complied with environmental guidelines in greenlighting DreamWorks' plans to locate a new studio…
HBO, which in August premieres "Oz," its first conventional drama series, has purchased an unspecified number of episodes of the historical drama "The Founding Fathers" from producers Oliver Stone…
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