Now that the Oscars are behind them, the people at the Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences are turning to other matters.
Danny DeVito's Jersey Films will stake its claim on the arthouse beachfront with the creation of Jersey Shore, an indie entity under new partner Jonathan Weisgal's purview that will develop and…
Writer Paul Auster, who was on the jury at last year's Cannes Film Festival, will be back on the Croisette this year with his directorial debut offering, "Lulu on the Bridge."
An investment group led by NBC executive VP Tom Rogers is weighing a deal to buy control of Court TV, a prospect that could break the longstanding logjam between the network's three owners -- NBC…
Two guys named Josh -- Silver and Kesselman -- have teamed to form Jericho Entertainment, a production-management firm with a first-look deal at 20th Century Fox-based Davis Entertainment.
Salma Hayek has landed the female lead in Warner Bros.' "The Wild Wild West" opposite Will Smith, Kevin Kline and Kenneth Branagh.
Jamie Harris ("In the Name of the Father") has inked to star in "The Lost Son," a drama from Scala Prods.
Q-Prime, the artist management firm behind Metallica, Smashing Pumpkins and Hole (and co-manager of Madonna), has purchased half of Volcano Entertainment, the record company created last year by…
The USA Network is negotiating with Universal to buy the first broadcast window for a package of theatrical movies including "The Jackal," "For Richer or Poorer," "The Boxer," "Primary Colors" and…
Producer Greg Smith's Smith Entertainment has optioned Ramsey Campbell's haunted-house novel "Nazareth Hill" and assigned two-time Nicholl Fellowship semi-finalist Todd Ludy to adapt the novel into a…
The California Film Commission board of directors has elected Christine Essel chair and Thomas Brodek vice chair for 1998. Essel, a CFC board member since 1993, is senior VP for planning and…