Hallmark Entertainment has named Lynn Holst VP of development. She will report to Robert Halmi, Sr., the company's chairman.
With the opening of "Godzilla" just 10 days away, Sony distribution execs are locked in heated negotiations with top theater buyers as they rush to book over 6,000 prints of the film into North…
Hans Ottosson has been appointed by the Swedish Film Institute to take the place of Lars Engqvist, the former institute topper who moved over last month to become Sweden's Minister of Integration.
Best-selling crime novelist James Ellroy ("L.A. Confidential") has inked a deal with Paramount to pen his first TV drama pilot, a project for NBC dubbed "L.A. Sheriff's Homicide."
Sony Corp. reported Thursday that net income for fiscal 1998 and the fourth quarter was up 59.2% and 68.2%, respectively, on double-digit sales gains, with the pictures and music divisions both…
Going some way to show that 1998 will at last see a recovery for Mexican film, new state production fund, Foprocine, has approved $4.8 million in financing for an initial seven pics, two of which are…
Warner Bros. has written a low-six-figure check to option the Lois Duncan novel "Daughters of Eve" for Joel Silver to produce, with rookie scribe Carla Lane attached to adapt the screenplay…
ABC's Saturday-morning kids block surged ahead of five-year broadcast champ Fox in viewership for the season to date, but cable net Nickelodeon still ranks No. 1 for kids in the daypart.
Leonardo DiCaprio and his "Titanic" shipmates ruled the Japanese box office for the "Golden Week" national holidays in late April and early May. Golden Week is the third-largest box office season in…
Sales and distribution company Cinequanon Pictures Intl. has launched its own domestic releasing label, CQN Releasing, to be headed by arthouse vet Peter Marai.
Robin Williams and director Christopher Columbus are in talks to reunite on "Bicentennial Man," a Nick Kazan-scripted adaptation of an Isaac Asimov short story for Hollywood Pictures, sources said.