October Films has hired Randy Ostrow in the new position of senior vice president of physical production. Ostrow began his career as an assistant director and has worked in a variety of capacities…
CBS is scoring some moral victories as its primetime Winter Olympics ratings continue to lag behind recent games and CBS' guarantees to advertisers. Final Nielsens for last Thursday and preliminary…
Still looking for high-profile films on which to stamp its name, Polygram Filmed Entertainment is putting its money behind a new production company run by longtime friends Ivan Reitman -- director of…
Signaling an increase in its commitment to pursue nontraditional avenues to market its artists, BMG Entertainment North America has upped Bill Wilson to veep of marketing.
Actor-screenwriter Ben Affleck will make his bow as a presenter at the 70th Academy Awards ceremony.
Entertainment companies contributed nearly $1.4 billion to the greater Miami economy for the 1996 tax year - nearly 50% up on the 1995 figure - according to an economic impact study released Friday
TriStar Pictures has just said "Go" to Doug Liman's first helming effort since "Swingers," sources said Friday.
The California Court of Appeal has affirmed an $11 million judgment in favor of George Harrison two years ago, when the former Beatle successfully sued Denis O'Brien, his former manager and partner…
Disney's Buena Vista Intl. is set to tap Alan Finney as the head of its planned Australian theatrical releasing subsid, sources said Monday.
John Sayles is a long way from that day 18 years ago when he took the $40,000 he had in the world -- bounty from his screenwriting jobs -- and used it to fund his first directorial effort, "Return of…
A National Theater production of "King Lear" and the London version of the smash Broadway revival of "Chicago" were major prize-winners at the 22nd annual Laurence Olivier Awards Monday, honoring…