Leonard Chassman, executive director of the Screen Actors Guild’s Hollywood branch since 1984, will resign from the post Aug. 1 in a surprise move.
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Cirque du Soleil plans to convert London’s landmark Battersea Power Station into a 2,000-seat entertainment complex — the first of four to six such centers it plans to develop around the world in the next 10 years.
Coming-of-age tales have always given the Academy a warm, fuzzy feeling, and if voters don’t mind delving into the seedy world of rock ‘n’ roll, “Almost Famous” could pick up a pic nom. The film received excellent reviews but fell short at the box office, one of DreamWorks’ financial disappointments in 2000.
Forget Boardwalk: The most coveted spot on a Monopoly board could soon be the Springfield Nuclear Power Plant. Fox Licensing and Merchandising has struck a deal with USAopoly for a new version of Monopoly based on characters and locations from “The Simpsons.”
German production company Brainpool is creating what it believes is the first live entertainment show set in outer space.
Refusing to bow to pressure from other European countries, the French government has successfully defended the audiovisual industry’s get-out clause from normal international trade rules.
Attempting to revitalize its ailing sports coverage with fresh revenue, pubcaster BBC is in talks to launch a digital pay TV sports channel next year.
Belgium cinema group Kinepolis is poised to sell its 25% stake in German cinema chain CinemaxX, making it the latest of a long line of foreign exhibs to exit the market.
Eddie Griffin (“Mod Squad”) has nabbed the lead role in the Universal/Imagine laugher, “Undercover Brother.” Malcolm Lee (“Best Men”) is attached to direct pic, which is a live-action adaptation of an Urban Entertainment animated Web series.
The unrestricted Italian release of Disney’s animated blockbuster “Dinosaur” has kickstarted a ruckus over violent content in children’s films, with Parliament calling for a parental guidance classification similar to the one used in the U.S.
South Africa’s Broadcasting Complaints Commission has rapped commercial television broadcaster e.tv for harming public morals by screening the rape scenes in ’70s sex pic “Emmanuelle.”