Amid generally listless spring trading, "The Mexican" debuted at No. 1 in Japan and Italy, and "Miss Congeniality" wowed Mexico and Sweden over weekend, while no freshmen could challenge the…
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…
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.
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.
With the Hollywood-Washington war expected to be reignited today, Motion Picture Assn. of America prexy-CEO Jack Valenti on Monday warned lawmakers in no uncertain terms to back off.
Intermedia has acquired the rights to Eugene Izzi's novel "The Booster" for Mark Johnson Prods. to develop and scribe Sheldon Turner to adapt.