MGM emerged victorious from another skirmish in its lawsuit with Sony Pictures Entertainment over the right to make James Bond films. On Dec. 28, the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals denied Sony's…
Bearing traces of inspiration from such no-frills B&W comedies as "Stranger Than Paradise" and "In the Soup," and from writers William Burroughs and Charles Bukowski, "Hotel Room" weaves together…
Things get curiouser and curiouser at Universal. "Curious George," the big-budget pic based on the well-known children's book, has been put in turnaround at Universal and its producers, Imagine…
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.
John Travolta will receive the Alan J. Pakula Award from the Broadcast Film Critics Association (BFCA) at their fourth annual Critics' Choice Awards on Jan. 25 in Los Angeles.
SPECIAL REPORTIt was a banner year for the team that runs Sony Pictures Classics -- Michael Barker, Tom Bernard and Marcie Bloom. SPC's total revenues doubled to $46 million in 1998 from $23.3…
SPECIAL REPORTThe year after winning the World Series is never easy. Thus for Sony Pictures Entertainment it was difficult trying to top 1997, when the studio fetched a record-breaking $1.3 billion…
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?