The head of one of Hollywood's independent film lenders has been unsaddled. Steven Leibowitz, a senior vice president and manager of entertainment lending at L.A.'s Imperial Bank, was quietly let go…
The fallout from Transamerica exiting the bond business has now hit Australia: Completion Bond Co.'s rep here, the First Australian Completion Bond Co. (FACB), has merged with Motion Picture…
Former Capitol-EMI president/CEO Joe Smith has resurfaced as executive producer for World Cup USA, the coordinating body for the 1994 international soccer championship, which will be held for the…
The Producers Guild of America has elected six new directors, evenly split between the film and TV industry.
A decision Friday by the Federal Communications Commission to grant must-carry status for broadcast stations that exist on home shopping fare drew bitter dissent from the cable TV industry and a…
Los Angeles Superior Court has granted Columbia Pictures and TriStar Pictures a temporary restraining order barring a "professional gate-crasher" from premieres and advance screenings of their films…
Scott Neeson, general manager of Australian distrib Hoyts Fox Columbia TriStar films, is moving to L.A. as marketing VP of 20th Century Fox Intl.
Continuing Time Warner's companywide refinancing effort, subsidiary Six Flags Entertainment announced Thursday that it will redeem all of its outstanding $ 164 million aggregate principal amount of…
The California Arts Council has survived this year's budget cuts with only a 15% cut in administrative expenses: The agency's total state budget is set at $ 12.3 million, approximately $ 309,000 less…
Struggling Dutch electronics giant Philips N.V. will bolster its half-year results by including the 3.09 billion guilder ($ l.62 billion) sale of its 35% stake in Matsushita Electric Corp.