Julie Moran ("Entertainment Tonight"), Chris Connelly ("MTV News") and Jim Moret have been tapped to co-host "Countdown to the Oscars 2001" on ABC, preceding the 73rd Academy Awards.
The Film Consortium, one of the U.K.'s three lottery franchises, has upped its stake in arthouse pic sales agent the Sales Co. from 25% to 75%.
Despite last year's near-worldwide B.O. slowdown and the financial straits of many exhibs, Australia's Television & Media Services believes the time is right to become one of the world's five largest…
Rene Russo will star with Eddie Murphy and Robert De Niro in "Showtime," the Warner Bros./Village Roadshow Pictures comedy being directed by Tom Dey.
A NOVEL ABOUT AN OBSCURE, fantastically talented golfer has been rescued from near obscurity by Miramax Films and Doubleday. J. Michael Vernon’s “The Greatest Player Who Never Lived: A Golf Story”…
Slowly but surely, legit homevideo distribs and merchants are gaining a foothold in a market that traditionally has been dominated by pirates.
Paramount Pictures has paid high-six against low-seven figures to purchase "Personal Shopping" for Scott Rudin Prods. "Shopping," written by Brit scribe Tim Sullivan, who will also direct, is an…
Happy days -- or at least a lot of less miserable ones -- are here again. Exhibs breathed a little easier here at ShoWest, feeling that the worst of their fiscal woes is behind them. Yet Jack Valenti…
Austria's fascination with death is paying off at the box office. "Come, Sweet Death," the comedy-thriller by popular director Wolfgang Murnberger, has racked up 215,000 admissions on its way to the…
Intermedia has agreed to buy Largo Entertainment's library of 25 pics for an undisclosed sum believed to be between $10 million and $15 million.
Advertisers often talk about taking their message straight into consumers' living rooms. At last week's ShoWest, DreamWorks did the next best thing. The company had promotional trinkets for two of…