Madeline Kahn, the offbeat comedienne and singer who won a Tony Award and earned back-to-back Oscar nominations for her work in "Paper Moon" and "Blazing Saddles," died Friday in New York of ovarian…
When they look back at the 20th century, box-office historians will likely hold up this past weekend as a textbook example of Disney's family holiday mojo. Mouse House animated pic "Toy Story 2" saw…
Sony Pictures Entertainment has purchased the rights to develop the comic book series "White Out" as a feature film. Acquired for low- to mid-six figures, the pic will be developed by Wolfgang…
Media accountant Ossie Kilkenny has been appointed chairman of the Irish Film Board, replacing acting chair Ann O'Connell, another board member.
Artisan Entertainment has acquired television scribe Evan Katz's feature script "The Auteurs" for a low against mid-six figures.
Helmer Dennis Dugan ("Big Daddy") is circling "Saving Silverman" for Village Roadshow Pictures -- although the company is still in search of a domestic partner for the project.
Helmer Andrew Davis ("A Perfect Murder," "The Fugitive") is readying to book passage on sci-fi actioner "The Travel Agent" for Sony Pictures Entertainment.
Kurt C. Hall, prexy and CEO of United Artists Theatre Circuit, knew he had joined select company in being selected Motion Picture Pioneer of the Year past honorees include Bob Hope, Darryl Zanuck…
CBS has inked a talent holding deal with actress and comedienne Mary Birdsong. Birdsong appeared on Comedy Central’s “Viva Variety” last season and currently does recurring characters for “Late Night…
Worries about shrinking coin for creative docu makers plagued delegates attending the Intl. Documentary Filmfestival Amsterdam (IDFA), but failed to dampen the enthusiasm of professionals and…
Films from new and emerging U.S. directors will get wide exposure on homevideo next year with the launch of the First Rites label at 750 Hollywood Video stores.