Paramount Intl. Television has upped Christopher Ottinger to the post of senior VP of biz development and co-production.
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Santiago Pozo, CEO of Arenas Entertainment, harbors no illusions about the plight of Latinos in Hollywood. When there was talk of a so-called brownout of the networks for their lack of representation, or boycotting agencies like William Morris for not promoting Latino clients aggressively enough, he wasn’t buying.
IATSE delegates from four Western states have endorsed SAG’s attempt to enforce contracts on shoots outside the U.S.
In at least a temporary reprieve for the creative community, the Supreme Court ruled Monday that a new law making it illegal to post on the Internet sexually explicit content that can be seen by kids is too vague and not ready for primetime.
Manager Brad Grey and Brillstein-Grey Entertainment go on trial today, accused by producer Bo Zenga of cheating him out of profits on hugely successful pic “Scary Movie.”
Geraldine Laybourne’s Oxygen Media will cablecast five of the seven women’s Assn. of Volleyball Professionals tournaments this summer.
Exhib Carmike Cinemas, which completed a bankruptcy reorganization in January, Monday posted a broadened first-quarter loss of almost $56 million due to one-time restructuring costs.
Salvation through mounting a play, that hoary Hollywood chestnut already stale when Andy Hardy chirped “Hey, kids, let’s put on a show!,” gets an update in the extraordinary docu “OT: Our Town.” Pic presents a complexly layered tale of two cities: the fictional Grover’s Corners, N.H., and the highly nonfictional Compton, California.
Even given the knowledge of their horrific provenance, it might be hard to resist the meat pies of Christine Baranski’s thoroughly tasty Mrs. Lovett in the Kennedy Center’s new “Sweeney Todd.” As the economical helpmeet of Stephen Sondheim’s demonic barber, Baranski is simply and entirely irresistible.
While its network rivals prepare to make some drastic overhauls to their lineups next fall, NBC will bank on stability.
The Cannes Film Festival is integrating the DVD format as a new component of activities throughout the fest.