Vivendi Universal delivered more good news Thursday, posting tripled first-quarter profits, slightly higher than analyst expectations. Buoying the results were Viv U's telco ops, paybox Canal Plus as…
Universal Pictures is expanding its Rogue Pictures, the genre label launched by Focus Features' coheads David Linde and James Schamus at ShoWest last year. Rogue is no longer a Focus division, but a…
Mandate Pictures has sealed a spate of international distrib deals on "Rise," starring Lucy Liu, including one for Universal to roll out the project in the U.K., France and Latin America.
After directing "Meet the Parents" and "Meet the Fockers" for Universal Pictures, Jay Roach is moving his Everyman Pictures production banner to the studio's lot. He's been based at 20th Century Fox…
Paul Weitz is readying "American Dreamz" for production at Universal Pictures. The social satire will reunite the helmer with thesps who've appeared in previous Weitz films, including "About a Boy"…
"The Hours" author Michael Cunningham has begun scripting "Good Grief," an adaptation of the Lolly Winston novel that is being tailored as a potential screen vehicle for Julia Roberts.
Universal has acquired the Jennifer Cox memoir "Around the World in 80 Dates" and has set Jeff Rake to write the script. Pic will be produced by Reese Witherspoon's U-based Type A shingle along with…
Vivendi Universal shareholders gave the thumbs up Thursday to a management reshuffle that will see Jean-Rene Fourtou, the chairman and CEO credited with bringing the media conglom back from the brink…
Vivendi Universal on Wednesday posted first quarter revs of E4.7 billion ($6.1 billion), up 7% over the previous year, and increased its profit forecast for the year to $2.3 billion, a hike of 37%.
Was it a spat or an oversight? Arguing it was no big deal for Universal to buy an ad apologizing to him, Sean Penn said Daily Variety employed "inflammatory rhetoric."
Clearly, in promoting "The Interpreter," something got lost in translation. The latest diplomatic fracas isn't the United Nations' oil-for-food program, it's a spat between "Interpreter" co-star Sean…
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