CBS has inked a talent holding deal with actress and comedienne Mary Birdsong. Birdsong appeared on Comedy Central’s “Viva Variety” last season and currently does recurring characters for “Late Night…
The changing of the zeroes seems a topic tailor-made for Dennis Miller's ironic wit, since the hype is so disproportionate to the event's significance. But maybe the Y2K bug and the corresponding…
Worries about shrinking coin for creative docu makers plagued delegates attending the Intl. Documentary Filmfestival Amsterdam (IDFA), but failed to dampen the enthusiasm of professionals and…
Films from new and emerging U.S. directors will get wide exposure on homevideo next year with the launch of the First Rites label at 750 Hollywood Video stores.
Under his indie Motor City shingle, helmer Vondie Curtis-Hall ("Gridlock'd") has optioned the spec script "The Swedish Job" by scribe Will Rokos.
Chris Klein ("American Pie") is set and Heather Graham ("Bowfinger") is in final negotiations to topline 20th Century Fox's "Say It Isn't So," the comedy from producers Peter and Bobby Farrelly.
The Motion Picture Assn.'s antipiracy advocate in Asia admitted that the industry botched the battle against illegal VCDs but intends to learn from its mistakes with the newer technologies, such as…
Yuletide telepic delivers the requisite amount of heartwarming cheer without being too painfully maudlin, which is about as much as we can ask from one of these made-for-joy holiday diversions…
Those wondering who will replace Janet Maslin as film critic at the New York Times have at least half an answer. Elvis Mitchell, film critic for the Fort Worth Star Telegram and entertainment critic…
Nickelodeon's first original telepic, "The Journey of Allen Strange: Alien Vacation," based on the Nick sci-fi series, is designed to kick off the series' third season with an over-the-top vacation…
Helmer Andrew Davis ("A Perfect Murder," "The Fugitive") is readying to book passage on sci-fi actioner "The Travel Agent" for Sony Pictures Entertainment.