In an unusual marketing deal struck by UTA, Loews Cineplex has begun promoting a range of Universal Records releases in all Magic Johnson Theatre locations.
Gary Busey and Sally Kirkland will star in the under-$1 million indie "Thank You, Good Night," to be directed and financed by dotcommer turned filmmaker Chuck Griffith.
The Walt Disney Co. has enlisted Adam Kulakow to adapt and update "Escape to Witch Mountain," from the 1975 Disney pic of the same name. Kulakow will be paid low- against mid-six figures for his…
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.
Allen Coulter, Emmy-nominated helmer of "The Sopranos," is set to make his feature directing debut with Landscape's romantic comedy "In a Heartbeat." A fall start is planned for the pic, written by…
Cannes Film Fest prexy Gilles Jacob has pleaded for aid for a valuable film archive whose $1.5 million annual budget was axed last month.