Jon Shestack, executive VP of production with Universal-based Beacon Pictures, will take over as prexy of production for a new, improved development-minded Artisan Entertainment on Feb. 1.
Adding a little French flair to its producer ranks, 20th Century Fox has inked a deal with Franco helmer Luc Besson to move his Seaside Prods. banner from Sony to the Century City-based studio.
Two world premieres from Asian directors will compete for Golden and Silver Bears at the 49th Berlin Intl. Film Festival (Feb. 10-21).
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No Good Deed
No Good Deed1Daily:$1.6M Cumulative:$25.9M Sony / Screen Gems -71.48%
Guardians of the Galaxy
Guardians of the Galaxy2Daily:$578,865 Cumulative:$306.6M Disney -72.21%
Dolphin Tale 2
Dolphin Tale 23Daily:$522,465 Cumulative:$16.4M Warner Brothers -87.42%
"Armageddon," "Babe: Pig in the City," "Godzilla," "Mighty Joe Young," "Small Soldiers," "The Truman Show" and "What Dreams May Come" have been selected as the seven finalists for the best visual…
Oscar is ardent about Avid. Avid Technology will receive an Oscar statuette for developing the concept, system design and engineering of the Avid Film Composer for motion picture editing.
Louis J. Horvitz, who won an Emmy for directing last year's Academy Awards telecast, will helm the 1999 edition of the show, which he calls "the Holy Grail of television events."
SPECIAL REPORTWhat better way to kick off the highest-grossing year in the studio's history than by co-producing the highest-grossing picture ever made?
Absent from last year's ShoWest, Twentieth Century Fox is returning this year to host a dessert party March 10, in honor of the convention's 25th anniversary.
Gotham-based actors Nicky Katt and Ron Rifkin have inked to co-star in New Line Cinema's stock market drama, "The Boiler Room."
The screening of the Hollywood action-thriller "The Siege" could be behind a car bomb that rocked Cape Town's popular Waterfront tourist area on New Year's Day, police believe.