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Screen and television veteran Robert Stack, best known to audiences as Eliot Ness, the crimefighter on the popular series "The Untouchables," died Wednesday at his home in Los Angeles. He was 84.
Among the properties Dino De Laurentiis intends to peddle at Cannes next week is another Hannibal Lecter film.
Paramount is going to the prom, buying rights to an upcoming book about a Pennsylvania high school prom for Tollin/Robbins and MTV to produce.
Gary Martin has been named president of studio operations for Sony Pictures, a title he will hold in addition to that of production administration prexy of the Columbia TriStar Motion Picture Group.
Wellspring release "Marooned in Iraq" will be the first film to unspool in Iraq since the fall of Saddam Hussein.
Prague-based services company Stillking Films is prepping its first film production.
Veteran ad man Martin Lobo has begun lensing his freshman pic "Dos ilusiones" (Two Illusions), a comedy about two naive fame seekers.
The London Film Festival has moved its dates forward three weeks to coincide with the 11th annual inde-pendent film fest Raindance, which will run Oct. 24-Nov. 7.
Ian Pelling, topper of Blighty animation studio Cosgrove Hall Films, is ankling after majority owner Granada decided not to sell.
Leonardo DiCaprio's production shingle, Appian Way, will mark its second anniversary this summer by starting the propellers on its first production, "The Aviator" -- Martin Scorsese's biopic of…