Replacing the recently ankled Ronald Jacobi, Sony Pictures Entertainment has upped Leah Weil to corporate senior veepee and general counsel.
Women in Film has tapped thesps Glenn Close and Whoopi Goldberg, Columbia Pictures honcho Amy Pascal and vet casting director Juliet Taylor, as this year's Crystal Awards recipients.
Playwright and thesp Levy Lee Simon has sold a screenplay based on his play "The Bow Wow Club" to Fox Searchlight for Forest Whitaker and Tajamika Paxton to produce via their Spirit Dance…
Lena Olin has been cast opposite Anna Paquin in "Darkness," an upcoming psychological scarer written and directed by Jaume Balaguero ("Nameless").
The Polo Ralph Lauren Columbia University Film Festival wrapped Saturday night with roughly $80,000 in prizes awarded to student filmmakers.
Amid generally listless spring trading, "The Mexican" debuted at No. 1 in Japan and Italy, and "Miss Congeniality" wowed Mexico and Sweden over weekend, while no freshmen could challenge the…
Last week's mission to Beijing and Shanghai by a delegation of high-powered Universal execs nearly fell victim to the chilly state of U.S.-China relations.
Italian film critic and acquisitions consultant Guglielmo Biraghi, who was the founding director of the Taormina Film Festival and later head of the Venice Film Festival, died Monday at his home in…
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Eric Frankel, prexy of Warner Bros. Domestic Cable Distribution, has hired a team of execs in various departments of the AOL Time Warner division, which relocated from New York to Los Angeles last…
Universal Music India plans to produce Hindi-language feature films under the Universal Pictures banner, with the first pic skedded for April 2002.