In Sony Pictures Entertainment topper John Calley's first major outside executive hire, Turner Pictures prexy of production Amy Pascal will return to Columbia Pictures as president of the studio…
The 35th Gijon Intl. Film Festival, which closed Saturday, further reinforced its position as Spain's premier showcase for low-budget, edgy indie pics.
Timo Lahtinen, former chief buyer for Danish entertainment and film giant Nordisk Film, will launch a pan-Scandinavian film distribution and consulting outfit called Smile Entertainment March 1.
In an explosive finale to the fall season abroad, "Starship Troopers" had a high-flying start to its international campaign in Southeast Asia, while "Hercules" was wowing auds in Europe and "In…
Square USA, a Japanese producer of software and interactive entertainment, has agreed to a three-year lease with the state for part of the Hawaii Film Studio, to make a computer-animated movie. The…
New Line Home Video is introducing a separately branded line of DVD products it is calling the New Line Platinum Series, meant to be the industry's first branded DVD line.
Word is that the three-year partnership between Michael Douglas and Steven Reuther is coming to an end. Insiders said that Reuther is still looking for financing to keep the company afloat.
Director Alan Parker is believed to be about to accept the offer to become chairman of the British Film Institute when producer Jeremy Thomas steps down later this year.
The Columbia TriStar Motion Pictures Group's International Division is in advanced negotiations to co-finance the $12 million British comedy "Still Crazy," directed by Brian Gibson ("The Juror")…
Actor Jay O. Sanders, seen in Paramount's "Kiss the Girls" and TriStar's "JFK," has been cast in the Alec Baldwin-Corin Mann co-production "The Confession," which began shooting last week in Gotham.
Thesp Bill Pullman has inked a low seven-figure deal to star opposite Claire Danes and Kate Beckinsdale in Fox 2000's drama "Brokedown Palace," which starts lensing early next month in the…